What is the role of skin in wound prevention?

Updated: Apr 24, 2020
  • Author: Brian J Daley, MD, MBA, FACS, FCCP, CNSC; Chief Editor: Zubin J Panthaki, MD, CM, FACS, FRCSC  more...
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Answer

Life is a constant battle against entropy (ie, disorder). The skin provides the primary barrier between the human protoplasm and the entropy of the external environment. Histologically, the skin is divided into the epidermis and the dermis.


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