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Skin

| |INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEM - SKIN IS IN! | Integumentary? That's a big word to describe something as simple as our skin. First, the skin is not all that simple. Second, integumentary systems are the parts in humans that include the basic types of skin, hair, fingernails, oil, and sweat glands. They are found in integument layers called the epidermis (top), dermis...

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Skin

Many may believe the skin is the most obsolete organ that humans have, but that is far from the truth. Scientists, just recently, have come to the conclusion that human skin is equipped with the strongest, most convoluted defense system that the body can produce. To the naked eye, the surface of the skin may seem like a calm, untouched wasteland scattered with grass-like follicles, but, magnified, it is a battle zone of the body's defenses fending off unwanted, invading bacteria (Metaphor). With...

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Skin

Layers of the skin The skin is an ever-changing organ that contains many specialized cells and structures. The skin functions as a protective barrier that interfaces with a sometimes-hostile environment. It is also very involved in maintaining the proper temperature for the body to function well. It gathers sensory information from the environment, and plays an active role in the immune system protecting us from disease. Understanding how the skin can function in these many ways starts with understanding...

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Skin

SKIN • Largest and heaviest organ of the body; accounts for about 15% of the total body weight • Also called as cutaneous membrane • Skin contains two layers, the epidermis and the dermis. • The hypodermis is the layer underneath the skin. FUNCTIONS • Skin is a protective covering that prevents harmful substances from entering the body. • It helps regulate body temperature and water loss. • It houses sensory receptors and contains immune system cells. • It synthesizes chemicals and excretes...

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Beauty Skin

The Secret to Beautiful Skin By Laura Carpenter What's the key to a clear complexion? Amazingly, the secret lies in your cupboard. We sifted through the hype to bring you the beautiful skin secrets of three experts. They'll tell you why a cover girl's complexion is only a bowl of blueberries away. ARE YOU READY? Change Your Diet It wasn't until recently that skin care gurus switched from prescribing creams to focusing on food. "Beautiful skin on the outside begins with good...

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Skin grafting

What is skin grafting? Who can it help? How does it work? Be specific Describe both limitations and advancements Skin grafting is necessary when a patient is severely burned, which is considered to be a third degree burn. In a third degree burn the epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis are all affected from this this burn. Third degree burns are the most severe type of bun there is because the affect the epidermis, dermis, and the subcutaneous layer. After this type of burn the skin may appear charred...

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Skin Diseases

Skin diseases are among the most pestiferous and aesthetically displeasing of all maladies, ranging from hives to leprosy. The severity of skin diseases can differ, although the symptoms range from simple itching to loss of skin. Specifically, the covered diseases in this paper are acne, dandruff, and skin cancer. Acne is probably one of the most unappealing side-effects commonly associated with teenagers. The cause of acne vulgaris, which is largely an inflammatory disease According to wikipedia...

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Skin and Vinegar

areas that needs to be treated. III. Vinegar is also a powerful astringent, acne medicator, facial cleanser and toner. A. It can be used to remove the signs of aging spots, cure dry itchy skin and make your skin softer and firmer. 1. It removes dead skin cells from face, neck and body, and gives skin nutrients, and a healthy glow. 2. It also removes acne, and fights oncoming blemishes. 3. It can also be used to remove stains on your teeth, and whitens them. Conclusion ...

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Skin Grafts

R. J. V. B. Anatomy and Physiology Mrs. Sprague 4/11/13 Skin Grafts After a severe burn, a pressure ulcer, or a surgical procedure, some of the skin on the patient may be taken away. If the damage is so great that the skin cannot regenerate on its own, the patient may need a skin graft. A skin graft is replacing layers of skin on the body of a patient. Although this process is long, painful, and takes long it heal it does save the lives of many people every year especially in case of burns...

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Scabies and Skin

your skin. Then it hits you, the weekend that you spent away on vacation in that not so expensive hotel to save a couple of dollars has now cost you more money in the long run. You must go see your doctor to be treated for scabies! Scabies mites are distributed worldwide, affecting all races, ages and socioeconomic classes in all climates. Sarcoptes scabei, human itch, or mange mites, are in the arthropod class Arachnida, subclass Acari, family Sarcoptidae. These mites burrow under the skin, living...

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