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An acid is a molecule or ion capable of donating a hydron (proton or hydrogen ion H+), or, alternatively, capable of forming a covalent bond with an electron pair (a Lewis acid).
The acid mantle is a very fine, slightly acidic film on the surface of human skin acting as a barrier to bacteria, viruses and other potential contaminants that might penetrate the skin.
An acinus (plural, acini; adjective, acinar or acinous) refers to any cluster of cells that resembles a many-lobed "berry", such as a raspberry (acinus is Latin for "berry").
Acne, also known as acne vulgaris, is a long-term skin disease that occurs when hair follicles are clogged with dead skin cells and oil from the skin.
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The is a large breed of dog originating from the mountainous northern regions of Japan.
In chemistry, an alkali (from Arabic: al-qaly “ashes of the saltwort”) is a basic, ionic salt of an alkali metal or alkaline earth metal chemical element.
The amniotic fluid is the protective liquid contained by the amniotic sac of a gravid Amniote.
An androgen (from Greek andr-, the stem of the word meaning "man") is any natural or synthetic steroid hormone which regulates the development and maintenance of male characteristics in vertebrates by binding to androgen receptors.
An antimicrobial is an agent that kills microorganisms or stops their growth.
Antioxidants are molecules that inhibit the oxidation of other molecules.
Aphthous stomatitis is a common condition characterized by the repeated formation of benign and non-contagious mouth ulcers (aphthae) in otherwise healthy individuals.
Apocrine is a term used to classify exocrine glands in the study of histology.
The human areola (areola mammae, in. or) is the pigmented area on the breast around the nipple.
Areolar glands or Glands of Montgomery are sebaceous glands in the areola surrounding the nipple.
The arrector pili muscles are small muscles attached to hair follicles in mammals.
An autoimmune disease is a condition arising from an abnormal immune response to a normal body part.
The black bonneted bat, also known as Shaw's mastiff bat, (Eumops auripendulus), is a species of bat from the Americas.
The biological family Canidae (from Latin, canis, “dog”) is a lineage of carnivorans that includes domestic dogs, wolves, coyotes, foxes, jackals, dingoes, and many other extant and extinct dog-like mammals.
Cheeks (buccae) constitute the area of the face below the eyes and between the nose and the left or right ear.
A comedo is a clogged hair follicle (pore) in the skin.
Cradle cap is a yellowish, patchy, greasy, scaly and crusty skin rash that occurs on the scalp of recently born babies.
A cutaneous condition is any medical condition that affects the integumentary system—the organ system that encloses the body and includes skin, hair, nails, and related muscle and glands.
Cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) is a membrane protein and chloride channel in vertebrates that is encoded by the CFTR gene.
Demodex is a genus of tiny mites that live in or near hair follicles of mammals.
Dermatitis, also known as eczema, is a group of diseases that results in inflammation of the skin.
Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), or 5α-dihydrotestosterone (5α-DHT), also known as androstanolone or stanolone, is an endogenous androgen sex steroid and hormone.
Dominance in genetics is a relationship between alleles of one gene, in which the effect on phenotype of one allele masks the contribution of a second allele at the same locus.
The ear is the organ of hearing and, in mammals, balance.
Earwax, also known by the medical term cerumen, is a gray, orange, or yellowish waxy substance secreted in the ear canal of humans and other mammals.
The epidermis is the outer layer of the three layers that make up the skin, the inner layers being the dermis and hypodermis.
An epidermoid cyst or epidermal inclusion cyst is a benign cyst usually found on the skin.
The epithelial sodium channel (short: eNaC, also: amiloride-sensitive sodium channel) is a membrane-bound ion channel that is selectively permeable to Na+ ions and that is assembled as a heterotrimer composed of three homologous subunits α or δ, β, and γ, These subunits are encoded by four genes: SCNN1A, SCNN1B, SCNN1G, and SCNN1D.
Estrogen, or oestrogen, is the primary female sex hormone.
Exocrine glands are glands that produce and secrete substances onto an epithelial surface by way of a duct.
An eyelid is a thin fold of skin that covers and protects the human eye.
The face is a central body region of sense and is also very central in the expression of emotion among humans and among numerous other species.
A fetus is a stage in the prenatal development of viviparous organisms.
The foot (plural feet) is an anatomical structure found in many vertebrates.
Fordyce spots (also termed Fordyce granules)James, William; Berger, Timothy; Elston, Dirk (2005).
A gland is a group of cells in an animal's body that synthesizes substances (such as hormones) for release into the bloodstream (endocrine gland) or into cavities inside the body or its outer surface (exocrine gland).
Glands of Zeis are unilobar sebaceous glands located on the margin of the eyelid.
Hair is a protein filament that grows from follicles found in the dermis.
The hair follicle is a dynamic organ found in mammalian skin.
Hamsters are rodents (order Rodentia) belonging to the subfamily Cricetinae, which contains about 25 species classified in six or seven genera.
A hand is a prehensile, multi-fingered appendage located at the end of the forearm or forelimb of primates such as humans, chimpanzees, monkeys, and lemurs.
A head is the part of an organism which usually includes the eyes, ears, nose, and mouth, each of which aid in various sensory functions such as sight, hearing, smell, and taste, respectively.
Holocrine is a term used to classify the mode of secretion in exocrine glands in the study of histology.
Humans (taxonomically Homo sapiens) are the only extant members of the subtribe Hominina.
The human eye is an organ which reacts to light and pressure.
The human nose is the protruding part of the face that bears the nostrils.
Hyperkeratosis is thickening of the stratum corneum (the outermost layer of the epidermis), often associated with the presence of an abnormal quantity of keratin,Kumar, Vinay; Fausto, Nelso; Abbas, Abul (2004) Robbins & Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease (7th ed.). Saunders.
An infant (from the Latin word infans, meaning "unable to speak" or "speechless") is the more formal or specialised synonym for "baby", the very young offspring of a human.
Inflammation (from inflammatio) is part of the complex biological response of body tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, damaged cells, or irritants, and is a protective response involving immune cells, blood vessels, and molecular mediators.
The integumentary system comprises the skin and its appendages acting to protect the body from various kinds of damage, such as loss of water or abrasion from outside.
Jean Astruc (Sauve, France, 19 March 1684 – Paris, 5 May 1766) was a professor of medicine at Montpellier and Paris, who wrote the first great treatise on syphilis and venereal diseases, and also, with a small anonymously published book, played a fundamental part in the origins of critical textual analysis of works of scripture.
The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, sometimes abbreviated JAAD, is a monthly peer-reviewed medical journal covering dermatology.
Keratin is one of a family of fibrous structural proteins.
Keratosis pilaris (KP) (also follicular keratosis, lichen pilaris, or colloquially "chicken skin") is a common, autosomal dominant, genetic condition of the skin's hair follicles characterized by the appearance of possibly pruritic, small, gooseflesh-like bumps, with varying degrees of reddening or inflammation.
The labia minora, Latin for smaller lips, singular: labium minus "smaller lip", also known as the inner labia, inner lips, vaginal lips or nymphae, are two flaps of skin on either side of the human vaginal opening in the vulva, situated between the labia majora (the Latin for larger lips; also called outer labia, or outer lips).
In biology and biochemistry, a lipid is a biomolecule that is soluble in nonpolar solvents.
This page contains a list of glands of the human body.
Mammals are the vertebrates within the class Mammalia (from Latin mamma "breast"), a clade of endothermic amniotes distinguished from reptiles (including birds) by the possession of a neocortex (a region of the brain), hair, three middle ear bones, and mammary glands.
The Meibomian glands (often written with a small m, and also called tarsal glands) are a holocrine type of exocrine glands, at the rim of the eyelids inside the tarsal plate, responsible for the supply of meibum, an oily substance that prevents evaporation of the eye's tear film.
A metabolite is the intermediate end product of metabolism.
The Mexican free-tailed bat or Brazilian free-tailed bat (Tadarida brasiliensis) is a medium-sized bat that is native to the Americas, regarded as one of the most abundant mammals in North America.
A milium (plural milia), also called a milk spot or an oil seed, is a clog of the eccrine sweat gland.
In cell biology, mitosis is a part of the cell cycle when replicated chromosomes are separated into two new nuclei.
A mouse (Mus), plural mice, is a small rodent characteristically having a pointed snout, small rounded ears, a body-length scaly tail and a high breeding rate.
In animal anatomy, the mouth, also known as the oral cavity, buccal cavity, or in Latin cavum oris, is the opening through which many animals take in food and issue vocal sounds.
A mucous membrane or mucosa is a membrane that lines various cavities in the body and covers the surface of internal organs.
Muir–Torre syndrome (MTS) is a rare hereditary, autosomal dominant cancer syndrome that is thought to be a subtype of HNPCC.
Myc is a family of regulator genes and proto-oncogenes that code for transcription factors.
Neoplasia is a type of abnormal and excessive growth of tissue.
The nipple is a raised region of tissue on the surface of the breast from which milk leaves the breast through the lactiferous ducts.
The oral mucosa is the mucous membrane lining the inside of the mouth and consists of stratified squamous epithelium termed oral epithelium and an underlying connective tissue termed lamina propria.
A penis (plural penises or penes) is the primary sexual organ that male animals use to inseminate sexually receptive mates (usually females and hermaphrodites) during copulation.
In chemistry, pH is a logarithmic scale used to specify the acidity or basicity of an aqueous solution.
A pheromone (from Ancient Greek φέρω phero "to bear" and hormone, from Ancient Greek ὁρμή "impetus") is a secreted or excreted chemical factor that triggers a social response in members of the same species.
The poodle is a group of formal dog breeds, the Standard Poodle, Miniature Poodle and Toy Poodle.
Prenatal development is the process in which an embryo and later fetus develops during gestation.
Preputial glands are exocrine glands that are located in the folds of skin front of the genitals of some mammals (including mice, ferrets, and even-toed ungulates) and produce pheromones.
Cutibacterium (Propionibacterium) acnes is the relatively slow-growing, typically aerotolerant anaerobic, Gram-positive bacterium (rod) linked to the skin condition of acne; it can also cause chronic blepharitis and endophthalmitis, the latter particularly following intraocular surgery.
Psoriasis is a long-lasting autoimmune disease characterized by patches of abnormal skin.
Puberty is the process of physical changes through which a child's body matures into an adult body capable of sexual reproduction.
Rats are various medium-sized, long-tailed rodents in the superfamily Muroidea.
Rosacea is a long-term skin condition that typically affects the face.
Sapienic acid (16:1, n-10, cis-6 hexadecenoic, or sapienate) is a fatty acid that is a major component of human sebum.
The scalp is the anatomical area bordered by the face at the front, and by the neck at the sides and back.
Sebaceous adenitis in an uncommon skin disease found in some breeds of dog, and more rarely in cats, rabbits and horses.
A sebaceous adenoma, a type of adenoma, a cutaneous condition characterized by a slow-growing tumor usually presenting as a pink, flesh-coloured, or yellow papule or nodule.
Sebaceous carcinoma is an uncommon and aggressive malignant cutaneous tumor.
A sebaceous cyst is a term commonly used to refer to either.
A sebaceous filament is a tiny collection of sebum and dead skin cells around a hair follicle, which usually takes the form of a small hair-like strand.
Sebaceous hyperplasia is a disorder of the sebaceous glands in which they become enlarged, producing flesh-colored or yellowish, shiny, often umbilicated bumps on the face.
Seborrheic-like psoriasis (also known as "Sebopsoriasis," and "Seborrhiasis") is a skin condition characterized by psoriasis with an overlapping seborrhoeic dermatitis.
Seborrhoeic dermatitis, also known as seborrhoea, is a long-term skin disorder.
A sex organ (or reproductive organ) is any part of an animal's body that is involved in sexual reproduction.
Sex steroids, also known as gonadocorticoids and gonadal steroids, are steroid hormones that interact with vertebrate androgen or estrogen receptors.
Skin is the soft outer tissue covering vertebrates.
The sole is the underside of the foot.
Sonic hedgehog is a protein that in humans is encoded by the SHH ("sonic hedgehog") gene.
Squalene is a natural 30-carbon organic compound originally obtained for commercial purposes primarily from shark liver oil (hence its name, as Squalus is a genus of sharks), although plant sources (primarily vegetable oils) are now used as well, including amaranth seed, rice bran, wheat germ, and olives.
Steatocystoma simplex, also known as a "simple sebaceous duct cyst" or "solitary steatocystoma", is a cutaneous condition characterized by a skin lesion that occurs with equal frequency in adult women and men, and is typically found on the face, trunk, or extremities.
The stratum corneum (Latin for 'horny layer') is the outermost layer of the epidermis, consisting of dead cells (corneocytes).
Tallow is a rendered form of beef or mutton fat, and is primarily made up of triglycerides.
The tarsi (tarsal plates) are two comparatively thick, elongated plates of dense connective tissue, about in length; one is found in each eyelid, and contributes to its form and support.
Tearing, lacrimation, or lachrymation is the secretion of tears, which often serves to clean and lubricate the eyes in response to an irritation of the eyes.
Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone and an anabolic steroid.
Thermoregulation is the ability of an organism to keep its body temperature within certain boundaries, even when the surrounding temperature is very different.
A trichilemmal cyst, also known as a wen, pilar cyst or isthmus-catagen cyst, is a common cyst that forms from a hair follicle.
A triglyceride (TG, triacylglycerol, TAG, or triacylglyceride) is an ester derived from glycerol and three fatty acids (from tri- and glyceride).
Vernix caseosa, also known as vernix, is the waxy or cheese-like white substance found coating the skin of newborn human babies.
The viscosity of a fluid is the measure of its resistance to gradual deformation by shear stress or tensile stress.
Vitamin E is a group of eight compounds that include four tocopherols and four tocotrienols.
A wax ester (WE) is an ester of a fatty acid and a fatty alcohol.
The Wnt signaling pathways are a group of signal transduction pathways made of proteins that pass signals into a cell through cell surface receptors.
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