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    Integumentary system includes many different areas of the body including the hair, skin, and nails. The integument also serves many functions such as protection and insulation. The largest part of the integumentary system is the skin covering the entire body. The first part of the integumentary system is the epidermis and the dermis. The epidermis is the outer layer of the skin and functions as the major protection for the underlying skin and nerves. The epidermis is filled with tiny cells called keratin, which

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    Skin Grafting

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    Skin Grafting Skin grafting, or, the transplanting of skin and other underlying tissues types to another location has been used for almost three thousand years. It originally began with the Hindu Tilemaker Caste System where skin grafting was used to reconstruct noses that had been amputated as punishment. Over time, it evolved, and in this contemporary age we possess two major means by which to transplant skin: split-thickness skin grafting and full-thickness skin grafting. In split-thickness

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    Skin Essay

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    I have chosen to do my essay on the largest organ of the body, skin. It has several functions vital to the survival of the body as I will discuss in the following paragraphs. The skin is an elastic covering that protects the body against exposure to dangers within our environment and makes up 15% of the weight of the body. It minimizes water loss, repels water and protects underlying structures. The dermis has blood vessels that are close to the surface to allow blood to flow and reduce the temperature

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    Skin Essay

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    Skin is a natural protective barrier and function as body immunity first line of defence. It helps keeping out from microorganism that come from external environment, regulating temperature and fluid, also in some extent, it protects against sunlight. Skin consists of three layers, which are epidermis, dermis and subcutaneous layer. Dermis layer is the innermost layer, containing lots of connective tissues, blood vessels and nerve endings. The substituent of connective tissue including elastin and

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    Skin Cancer

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    Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. There are two different types of skin cancers: Melanomas and non-melanomas. To understand both of these terms a little better you need to be aware that your skin is divided up into 3 layers: the epidermis, dermis, and subcutis. The top layer, the epidermis, is very thin and serves to protect the deeper layers of the skin. The epidermis is also composed of basal cells, which in turn divide to form squamous cells and melanocytes. Melanoma

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    way of harmful things to enter the body is if the skin was somehow opened by getting cut or torn. Within the Integumentary System there is the skin. The skin is the largest organ of the humans body. It covers more than three thousand square inches of the body and weighs over six pounds. I believe the skin is the most important of the Integumentary System, because it’s the outer most organ that acts as the first defense in protection. Thanks to the skin it also protects our body from the sun’s ultraviolet

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    Skin Grafting What Is Skin Grafting? Skin grafting is a taking skin from a healthy part of the body, and transplanting it onto another part of the body that has been severely damaged, for example, a third degree burn. The grafting serves two purposes: firstly, to reduce the course of treatment needed (including time spent at the hospital), and secondly, to improve the function and appearance of the area of the body which will receive skin grafting. Risks/Downsides Of Skin Grafting Even though

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    Skin Burns

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    Burns Skin is a very important feature of the human body. Skin covers and protects our entire body. Human skin is composed of two layers; the epidermis and the dermis. The epidermis is the outer layer of skin. This layer is much thinner than the dermis. The Dermis in the deep layer of skin that is much thicker and gives strength to the skin. This paper will discuss three types of burns that can happen to the skin and what effects they have. These types of burns are called first, second, and third

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    Skin Cancer

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    defined as “a malignant form of tumors, which are tissue masses that arise through mutations in the genes that govern cell growth and division” (Starr, 1999, p. 213). Skin cancer is just one of the many forms of cancer that effects us and is the most common cancer in the U.S. Like so many others, I would assume that the major cause of skin cancer was the ultraviolet rays from the sun. However, there are other factors involved. Our DNA plays a major role in how cancer affects us, it has a major role in

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    Skin Cancer

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    in their cheeks. They know too much about the dangers of unprotected sun exposure and the threat of skin cancer. Or do they? Despite the fact that 58% of parents remembered hearing about the importance of protecting their children from the sun, children are still playing in the sun without sunscreen or protective clothing (3., p 1). Sunburn is the most preventable risk factor of skin cancer. Skin type and family history cannot be changed. Protection from the sun and education of the potential hazards

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