Tissue composed of three layers- epidermis, dermis and subcutis which protect underlying muscles and organs. Skin is used for insulation, vitamin D production, sensation, and excretion through sweat. [ NCI ]

Synonyms: Human Skin SKIN TISSUE Skin Tissue

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Term information

Subsets

NCIT_C78734, NCIT_C66830, NCIT_C61410, NCIT_C133251, NCIT_C54452, NCIT_C133239

ALT DEFINITION

Tissue composed of three layers, epidermis, dermis and subcutis which protect underlying muscles and organs.

Legacy Concept Name

Skin_Tissue

Preferred Name

Skin Tissue

Semantic Type

Tissue

UMLS CUI

C0684084

code

C33563