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Therapy-related issues: skin

Philip Wiffen, Marc Mitchell, Melanie Snelling and Nicola Stoner

in Oxford Handbook of Clinical Pharmacy

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199603640
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191730610 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199603640.003.0026

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Therapy-related issues: skin

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Wound care 560

Eczema 566

Psoriasis 572

The skin is the largest organ of the body and has the primary function of protecting underlying tissues and organs. Breaching this barrier exposes the underlying tissues and organs to:

mechanical damage

dehydration

microbial invasion...

Chapter.  4771 words. 

Subjects: Pharmacology

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