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Description

Skin is the soft outer tissue covering of vertebrates with three main functions: protection, regulation, and sensation.

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Organizations relating to Skin

Society for Cutaneous Ultrastructure Research / Milan, Italy / Est. 1978
International Academy of Cosmetic Dermatology / Philadelphia PA, USA / Est. 1995
Swedish Society Against Painful Experiments on Animals / Est. 1882
Caribbean Dermatology Association / Kingston, Jamaica / Est. 1992
Intergovernmental Sub-Group on Hides and Skins
Association méditerranéenne de dermato-vénéréologie / Sfax, Tunisia / Est. 1995
International Federation of Leather Guilds / Okeechobee FL, USA / Est. 1966
European Environmental and Contact Dermatitis Research Group / Heidelberg, Germany / Est. 1984
Federation of European Scleroderma Associations / Tournai, Belgium / Est. 2006
Nordic Dermatological Association / Uppsala, Sweden / Est. 1910
European Society of Veterinary Dermatology / Zurich, Switzerland / Est. 1984
International Dermato-Epidemiology Association / Atlanta GA, USA / Est. 1996
Pan African Burn Society / Enugu, Nigeria / Est. 2004
Pacific Skin Research Club / San Francisco CA, USA / Est. 1973
Exchange of Notes Constituting an Agreement Relating to Scientific Investigations of the Fur Seals in the North Pacific Ocean / Est. 1952
International Society of Skin Pharmacology and Physiology / Basel, Switzerland / Est. 2003
Pan Arab Association for Burns and Plastic Surgery / Dubai, United Arab Emirates / Est. 1994
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery / Geneva IL, USA / Est. 1992
International Council of Hides, Skins and Leather Traders Associations / Paris, France / Est. 1929
International Guild of Hair Removal Specialists / Columbus OH, USA / Est. 1978
International Psoriasis Research Foundation / Est. 1979
Centre européen de dermocosmétologie / Lyon, France / Est. 1962
Congress of French-Speaking Dermatologists and Syphiligraphers / Paris, France
International Society of Dermatopathology / Half Moon Bay CA, USA / Est. 1979
European Society for Pediatric Dermatology / Prague, Czech Rep / Est. 1983

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World Problems relating to Skin

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Hookworm
Environmental hazards of solar radiation
Dermatitis
Mucocutaneous leishmaniasis
Inadequate working conditions
Bacterial plant diseases
Subcutaneous mycoses
Superficial fungal disease
Mange
Scarring
Elephantiasis
Dermatophytoses
Nutritional blindness
Anthrax
Acne
Burns and scalds
Herpes
Chilblains
Forced depilation
Skin lesions due to torture
Alopecia
Baldness
Skin ulcers
Threatened species of Mirapinnidae
Trichotillomania

Action Strategies relating to Skin

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Developing alternatives to tropical slash-and-burn
Studying diseases of the skin
Advancing understanding of dermatology
Preserving hair
Curing psoriasis
Advancing dermatopathology
Studying skin diseases in animals
Reducing skin blemishes
Researching concerning psoriasis
Studying diseases associated with herpes viruses
Changing skin colour
Caring for burns
Investigating global skin diseases
Using swidden-fallow land management

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