What is the subcutaneous tissue skin layer?

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Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
In this layer, sebaceous glands secrete lubricants (oil) to protect your skin, while apocrine glands send chemical messages called pheromones to the world around you. Sweat glands found here release fluid that evaporates to cool you down during exertion.
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