Structure and function of the skin

Susan Burge and Dinny Wallis

in Oxford Handbook of Medical Dermatology

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ISBN: 9780199558322
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729843 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Structure and function of the skin

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Introduction - Epidermis - Differentiation and the skin barrier - Dermis and glands - Hair and nails - Melanocytes and colour - Skin immune system

Relevant pages in other chapters

Chapter 13, Adhesion in the epidermis, for a discussion of adhesion within the epidermis and at the basement membrane zone.

Chapter 16, and for pigmentation, melanocytes, and sun protection.

Chapter.  3975 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Dermatology

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