TITLE

The integumentary system: anatomy, physiology and function of skin

AUTHOR(S)
McLafferty, Ella; Hendry, Charles; Farley, Alistair
PUB. DATE
September 2012
SOURCE
Nursing Standard;9/19/2012, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p35
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article, which forms part of the life sciences series, examines the anatomy and physiology of skin, also termed the integumentary system. Skin is composed of two main layers, the epidermis and dermis. The structure of the epidermis and dermis are described and their functions are discussed. Accessory structures, such as nails and hair are also considered. Although many diseases of the skin exist, two common conditions -- psoriasis and decubitus ulcers -- are described in this article.
ACCESSION #
80739571

 

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