John Libbey Eurotext

European Journal of Dermatology


Anatomy, histology and immunohistochemistry of normal human skin Volume 12, numéro 4, July - August 2002

Deparment of Dermatology, Ed. Herriot Hospital (Pav. R), 69437 Lyon Cedex 03, France.
  • Page(s) : 390-401
  • Année de parution : 2002

The skin is a complex organ covering the whole surface of the body, and is continuous with the mucous membranes lining the body's orifices. It accounts for about 15% of the total adult body weight, and is therefore the largest organ of the body. It exerts multiple vital functions (namely of protection against external physical, chemical and biological aggressions), rendered possible thanks to an elaborate structure, associating tissues [...]