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Evolutionary Development and Anatomy of the Hand

Lynette A. Jones and Susan J. Lederman

in Human Hand Function

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195173154
eISBN:
9780199786749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173154.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter considers the evolutionary development of the hand within the context of changes in the structure and function of primate hands. The differences between modern human and nonhuman primate ... More


Epidermis

A. Schmidt-Rhaesa

in The Evolution of Organ Systems

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198566687
eISBN:
9780191718007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566687.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The epidermis is the external surface of an animal and performs several functions. It is usually a monolayer of cells, but can also be composed of several layers of cells. Epidermal cells are ... More


Review of Pharmacologic Concepts

Sigmund F. Zakrzewski (ed.)

in Environmental Toxicology

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195148114
eISBN:
9780197565629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195148114.003.0007
Subject:
Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry

Early scientific knowledge recognized two basic types of substances: beneficial ones (such as foods and medicines), and harmful ones (those that cause sickness or death). The latter were designated ... More


Skin and Bones—and Muscle Too

Kenneth Douglas

in Bioprinting: To Make Ourselves Anew

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780190943547
eISBN:
9780197558164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190943547.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Biotechnology

Abstract: This chapter recounts bioprinting studies of skin, bone, skeletal muscle, and neuromuscular junctions. The chapter begins with a study of bioprinted skin designed to enable the creation of ... More


The integument: The skin and associated structures

Derek Burton and Margaret Burton

in Essential Fish Biology: Diversity, structure, and function

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198785552
eISBN:
9780191827433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198785552.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Animal Biology

The skin is the boundary between fish and environment and possesses important boundary functions such as protection and camouflage. Fish skin is mucigenic, contrasting with keratinized skin in ... More


Integumentary system

Jacinta Kelly and Joan Simons

in Clinical Skills in Children's Nursing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199559039
eISBN:
9780191917837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199559039.003.0024
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Nursing Skills

The skin is an organ that serves many functions in maintaining homeostasis in the body (Bryant, 2000). A wide range of diseases manifest in changes in the skin and its appendages, and because the ... More


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