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Skin and fascia

Martin E. Atkinson

in Anatomy for Dental Students

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199234462
eISBN:
9780191917455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199234462.003.0013
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Dentistry

Skin is a specialized boundary tissue which forms the entire external surface of the body and is continuous with mucosa lining the respiratory, gastrointestinal, and urinogenital tracts at their ... More


Skin pigmentation and vitiligo

Tess McPherson

in Skin conditions in young people: A practical guide on how to be comfortable in your skin

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780192895424
eISBN:
9780191926792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192895424.003.0011
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Clinical Medicine

Skin colour is controlled by the level of pigments—coloured substances—produced by some of the cells that make up your skin. This chapter looks at conditions that can cause changes in skin colour by ... 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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