Anatomy & Physiology: Therapy Basics by Helen McGuinness

By Helen McGuinness

This new version of our bestselling textbook has been absolutely up-to-date in response to the most recent nationwide Occupational criteria for degrees 1-3, to deliver it in accordance with the entire most up-to-date requisites for all significant awarding our bodies offering good looks remedy, complementary treatment and expert degree classes from degrees 1-3. it's going to additionally offer a transparent and available advent to anatomy and body structure for college kids of complementary health and wellbeing, in addition to crucial wisdom for the degree in Hair and sweetness Studies.Now released in a bigger layout, Anatomy and body structure: remedy fundamentals maintains to offer its well known caliber, breadth and intensity of information and figuring out in a brand new and easy structure.

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No other body system is more easily exposed to infections, disease, pollution or injury than the skin, yet no other body system is as strong and resilient. The nail is an appendage of the skin and is a modification of the stratum corneum (horny) and stratum lucidum (clear) layers of the epidermis. Nails are non-living tissue. Their two main functions are protection for the fingers and toes and as tools for the manipulation of objects. The hair is also an appendage of the skin and grows from a sac-like depression in the epidermis called a hair follicle.

Another function is preventing friction. Underarm and pubic hait protects the skin and cushions against friction caused by movement. The structure of a hair The hait is composed mainly of the protein keratin and therefore is a dead structure. Longitudinally, the hait is divided into three parts: • hair shaft - the part of the hair lying above the surface of the skin • hair root - the part found below the surface of the skin • hair bulb -the enlarged part at the base of the hair root. 3 Structure of the hair Internally, the hait has three layers which all develop from the matrix (the active, growing part of the hait).

It is caused by ill-fitting shoes, cutting or filing nails too short or too close to the skin. It may also be due to a malformation of the nail when it was beginning to grow. Pterygium This is a condition where the cuticle becomes over-grown and excessive and grows forward. The cuticle at the base of the nail becomes dry and split and Factors affecting the skin 49 grows forward sticking to the n ail plate. Pterygium m ay be due to faulty nail care or lack of nail care. Koilonychia This is the term given to concave spoon-shaped nails .

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