Skin Essays

The Integumentary System

The integumentary system contains the largest organ in the human body, the skin. Hair and nails, are also part of integumentary system as the extension of the skin. The skin, however, is the most important. All these structures together, provide protection to the inner tissues of the body. Protection is the most important function of the integumentary system. The skin is a waterproof layer that holds in all the moisture within our body and helps regulates body temperature. It works…

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Neonatal Jaundice

Neonatal jaundice is well understood from a French word which means yellow . It is a common and frequent clinical condition and a major serious problem during the neonatal period. It is characterized by manifestation of a yellow pigmentation on the skin of the newborn progressing down wards to other tissues of the infant’s body. Premature infants are said to be at a high risk of developing neonatal jaundice as compared to full term newborns. The yellow pigmentation on the…

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Informative on Tattoos

Specific Purpose: To inform my audience on the pros and cons of tattoos. Thesis: Tattoos can be viewed in two ways: positively and negatively. Introduction I. Sitting there while my hand was being held by my mom I thought to myself, “how in the world are my fingers still attached to my palm?” then I realized my mom was probably going through more pain than I was considering she was getting her second tattoo on the top of her foot….

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Gender Criticism Based on Feminism and Masculinism in the Book _skin_

The book entitled, “Skin” is written by Ted Dekker and is a fiction novel about a killer who took as captives five people who each had stories to tell and had things about their past to confront. They were brought together by such deadly circumstances and despite their individual differences and suspicions drawn against one another, they had to work together somehow against a common enemy, their captor. “Skin” covers issues of feminism and masculinism in the details about how…

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Ichthyosis

While the ichthyoses constitute a rather large spectrum of about 20 cornification disorders that fit the definition and about 10 with more localized symptoms, they all are various permutations of a hyperkeratotic skin disorder that are characterized by an overgrowth and thickening of the corneal layer of the epidermis with localized erythema, and are classified from their; genetic or acquired origin, inheritance patterns, gene defects, etiologically as enzyme deficiencies, structural protein defects, regulatory protein defects, or other, and clinically as…

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