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Diagnostic Techniques of the Integumentary System

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Choose five diagnostic techniques or treatments used with the integumentary system. Describe each procedure and explain what they are used for.

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This solution contains five specific diagnostic techniques that are used by medical professionals to investigate the integumentary system. Each technique is described with relation to what it is and how it works.

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Here are five techniques that you may want to investigate regarding the integumentary system:

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