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Skin Disorders

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What is the normal anatomy and physiology of the skin? What are the functions, layers, skin appendages, and cells found in the skin?

Using Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) for example how is the normal anatomy and physiology of the skin is altered in the diseased state?

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The normal anatomy and physiology of the skin is as follows: the functions of the skin are to protect the deeper tissues against drying and against pathogenic organisms and their toxins. Regulation of body temperature. It receives information about the environment by the means of the many nerve endings distributed throughout the skin. The layers of the skin are the epidermis, dermis, subcutaneous layer. The appendages of the skin are the sweat glands, sebaceous glands and the hair and nails. The cells that are part of the skill are the ...

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This essay was all about the integumentary (skin) system of the human body. It covered the functions of skin. It also covered some of the diseases and disorders of the skin.

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