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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...

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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