Skin

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Cambridge University Press, May 5, 1983 - Medical - 224 pages
First published in 1983 this book provides a review of the fundamentals of the biology and mechanics of human skin. The major theme is the interaction between and dependence of the integrity of skin on, cell turnover, nutrition, control mechanisms and disease. Mechanical, thermal and electrical properties are presented separately in a way that should allow the mathematically inexperienced reader to understand the principles but with sufficient detail to permit development of more advanced ideas. Discussion of environmental effects on skin includes cosmetics, solar radiation and clinical treatments. An account of methods of wound closure and of the recent attempts to find a substitute for skin completes an overview of this fascinating tissue.
 

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Contents

Dermatoglyphics
14
Colour
21
Softness
25
The appendages of skin
31
Sebaceous glands
41
The skin in depth
48
The dermoepidermal junction
60
Innervation of the skin
72
Mechanical thermal and electrical properties
113
Electrical properties of skin page
127
Environmental effects
143
Thermal responses
152
Solar radiation
158
Lasers
166
Wound closure and alternatives to skin
172
Treatment of burns
178

Chemical mediators in skin
80
Tensile tests in vivo
87
Skin stretch during normal movement
93
Effect of pathological conditions
99
Artificial films and foams and laminates
185
References
193
List of pathological conditions referred to in the text
218
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