Skin exploration: an untapped wealth in clinical practice.

Onayemi, Emmanuel Olaniyi (2017-11-28)

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The skin is the outermost covering of the whole body and a very important organ. Many medical scientists and researchers are of the opinion that the skin is the largest organ in the body. Others argued that this assertion could not hold if you consider the huge weight of the bones put together. However, we know that there are about 300 bones that formed the human skeletal structure at birth and by adult life, the total number of bones in the body after fusion is reduced to 206. The skin, both at birth and in the adult life on the other hand, is just one whole number! I will therefore continue to stick to the former group that claims that the skin is the largest organ in the body.

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