Nailspresentation

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Nailspresentation

  1. 1. Nails and It’s Functions<br />By: Demetris Norton<br />
  2. 2. What are Nails?<br />The nails are modified skin<br />The nails is one of the accessory organs of the skin <br />The nails anatomical structure is located within the dermis (true skin).<br />
  3. 3. Nail Formation<br />Epidermal (means above the skin) cells guide the nail root up to the surface of the skin <br />Then the cells increase and the nail root flattens, presses tightly together<br />These cells pile in layers on top of each other, called a plate, forming the nail.<br />
  4. 4. External/InternalStructure of the Nails<br />Cuticle – is the soft tissue around the base<br />Free Edge – is the nail overhang that needs trimming when too long<br />Lunula – is the half moon area at the base of the nail<br />Nail Bed – connected to the nail body by tissue beneath the nail bed<br />Nail Body – is connected to the tissues beneath the nail bed<br />Nail Root – is the nail growth from the nail root<br />
  5. 5. Nail Health<br />Onychia –infected nail bed.<br />Paronychia – infections of the skin fold around a nail.<br />The nail can indicate that a person has health problems because illness can affect its growth.<br />An indication of low oxygen in the blood is when a person’s nails have dark purplish color<br />
  6. 6. Anatomy of the nail<br />
  7. 7. Anatomy of a healthy Nail<br />
  8. 8. Anatomy of an unhealthy nail<br />

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