eBook The Human Body II: Skin and Connective Tissue, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615307087
  • ISBN-13: 9781615307081
  • DDC: 612.7
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 208 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released April 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Overview

Even a quick look at the surface of human skin reveals its many complexities. Much more than a simple shell for the human body, the skin helps protect internal organs and, working in conjunction with connective tissue, allows the human body to function as a unit. This comprehensive volume examines the components of the human integumentary system, as well as the various diseases and disorders to which it is vulnerable.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: Anatomy of the Human Skin.
2: Distinctive Features.
3: The Dermis.
4: Blood and Lymph Vessels.
5: The Skin Surface.
6: The Epidermis.
7: General Structure.
8: Major Layers.
9: Dynamics and Organization.
10: The Keratin Layer.
11: Hair.
12: Sebaceous Glands.
13: Sweat Glands.
14: Nails.
15: Characteristics of Connective Tissue.
16: Components of Connective Tissue.
17: Extracellular Fibres.
18: Ground Substance.
19: Cells of Connective Tissue.
20: Types of Connective Tissue.
21: Cartilage.
22: Ligament.
23: Tendon.
24: Bone and Periosteum.
25: Embryology and Biodynamics of Skin and Connective Tissue.
26: Embryology and Evolution.
27: Embryological Tissues.
28: Biodynamic Properties.
29: Cutaneous Sense Organs.
30: Pigmentation.
31: Immunoregulation and Langerhans Cells.
32: Skin Diseases and Injuries.
33: General Features of Skin Disease.
34: Erythema.
35: Skin Injuries.
36: Skin Wounds and Scars.
37: Bruises.
38: Blisters.
39: Calluses and Corns.
40: Skin Squeeze.
41: Frostbite.
42: Skin Graft.
43: Skin Infections and Infestations.
44: Signs of Infection.
45: Types of Skin Infections and Infestations.
46: Abscess.
47: Blastomycosis.
48: Erysipelas.
49: Impetigo and Boils.
50: Pediculosis.
51: Pinta.
52: Ringworm.
53: Scabies.
54: Warts.
55: Diseases and Disorders of Skin Tissues.
56: Skin Allergies and Inflammations.
57: Chilblain.
58: Dermatitis.
59: Hives.
60: Insect Bite and Sting.
61: Pemphigus.
62: Psoriasis.
63: Sunburn.
64: Localized Skin Conditions.
65: Abnormalities in Pigmentation.
66: Skin Blood Vessel Disorders.
67: Diseases of Hair and Pilosebaceous Follicles.
68: Acne.
69: Diseases of Sweat Glands.
70: Nail Disease.
71: Diseases and Disorders of Connective Tissue.
72: Features of Connective Tissue Disease.
73: Disorders of Inflammation and Autoimmunity.
74: Amyloidosis.
75: Necrotizing Vasculitides.
76: Polychondritis and Relapsing Polychondritis.
77: Rheumatoid Arthritis.
78: Rheumatic Fever.
79: Scleroderma.
80: Sjögren Syndrome.
81: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.
82: Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura.
83: Other Disorders Involving Connective Tissues.
84: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
85: Herniated Disk.
86: Polychondritis.
87: Tendinitis.
88: Cancers and Hereditary Disorders of the Skin and Connective Tissue.
89: Common Cancers of Skin and Connective Tissue.
90: Melanoma.
91: Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer.
92: Cancers of Connective Tissues.
93: Hereditary Disorders of Skin and Connective Tissue.
94: Achondroplasia.
95: Alkaptonuria.
96: Dupuytren Contracture.
97: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.
98: Homocystinuria.
99: Marfan Syndrome.
100: Mucopolysaccharidoses.
101: Myositis Ossificans.
102: Osteogenesis Imperfecta.
103: Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum.
Conclusion.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Index.