"The dermis is like your body's own smoke detector. Pain felt in the dermis is a signal to the rest of the body to remove itself from whatever stimulus is causing so much hurt and discomfort."
"Imagine that your Dermis is like the box springs under your mattress. Retin A actually creates a firmer base of support for the rest of your skin, helping it to look as healthy as it can – a nice, firm box spring!"
"The dermis is like a thick undercarpet below the skin surface and contains many supportive structures such as sweat glands, blood vessels, hair follicles, and oil glands "
"The dermis is like a huge sterile water tight wrapping and prevents infection from getting in."
"Your epidermis is like a conveyor belt of continually growing cells. "
" The Epidermis is like the army of the skin which defends the boundaries of the human body."
"The epidermis is like the skin on a leaf."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.