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Chapter 6.1

Physiological and Mechanistic Issues of the Skin Barrier

The skin is the largest and most accessible organ in the body. It is highly elastic, resistant to tensile stress with a remarkable regenerative capacity. Typically, its surface area is about 1.2–1.3 m2, with less than 2mm thickness, accounting for 16% body weight in an adult person. It is considered...
Print publication date: 30 Jul 2012
Copyright year: 2012
Print ISBN: 978-1-84973-363-2
PDF eISBN: 978-1-84973-529-2
From the book series:
Drug Discovery