dermal plexus


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dermal plexus

Any of the nerve plexuses found throughout the dermis of the skin; these plexuses contain autonomic axons and cutaneous sensory axons.
See also: plexus

dermal plexus

; DP fine meshwork of nerves, arterioles and capillaries supplying sensation and blood nutrients to dermis, epidermis and epidermal appendages; subdivided into superficial (i.e. within papillary layer of dermis), intermediate and deep (i.e. within deeper fibrous part of dermis, just superior to subcuticular fatty layer) dermal plexuses