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  Nail (anatomy) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In anatomy, a nail is a horn-like piece at the end of an animal finger or toe.
nail bed which is the adherent connective tissue that underlies the nail.
To paint the nails, nail lacquer (also known as nail polish or fingernail polish) is manually applied and allowed to dry.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nail_(anatomy)   (1361 words)

 AllRefer.com - nail, in anatomy (Anatomy And Physiology) - Encyclopedia
nail, in anatomy, the horny outgrowth shielding the tip of the finger and the toe in humans and most other primates.
The nail consists of dead cells pushed outward by dividing cells in the root, a fold of epidermis at the base of the nail (see skin).
Horny derivatives of the integument, homologous to the primate nail, have evolved into various structures in other animals, e.g., the hooves of horses and cattle and the claws of birds and reptiles.
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 Nail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Nails become first visible in the embryo about the 9th week and are complete by the 24th.
The dorsal nail plate; the intermediate nail plate; and the ventral nail plate.
Bordered proximally by the posterior nail fold, laterally by the posterior aspects of the lateral nail folds and distally by the nail bed.
podiatry.curtin.edu.au /nail.html   (1387 words)

 Nail Procedures - 2000
Nail deformities may result from a number of etiologies, and surgical modalities may be needed to diagnose and treat a number of abnormalities.
Loosen and lift the nail from the nail bed by using the flat, pointed blade of a pair of scissors, a single jaw of a straight hemostat, or a narrow periosteal elevator.
Grasp that portion of the nail to be removed lengthwise with a straight hemostat and remove it, using a steady pulling motion with a simultaneous upward twist of the hand toward the affected side.
lib-sh.lsuhsc.edu /fammed/derm/nail/nailproc.html   (2619 words)

 The Physician and Sportsmedicine: Managing Common Nail Disorders in Active Patients and Athletes
Nails are cosmetically important for many patients, and fingernails enhance fine touch and facilitate the manipulation of small objects, but the primary function of the human nail is to protect the underlying digit.
The nail apparatus is composed of several parts, including the nail matrix, bed, and plate, the hyponychium, and the surrounding proximal and lateral nail folds (figure 1).
The proximal and lateral nail folds frame the nail; the cuticle is the keratinized border of the proximal nail fold (1,2).
www.physsportsmed.com /issues/1999/09_99/tanzi.htm   (1996 words)

 Nails and nail disorders in children and adults - Cover Story American Family Physician - Find Articles
The cuticle is an outgrowth of the proximal nail fold.
The nail plate, which is relatively thin and transparent in childhood, is attached to the nail bed by protein fibers.
Usually the nail of the great toe is traumatized by tight or ill-fitting footwear and becomes thicker and longer, which in turn sustains the propensity for injury and progressive damage.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m3225/is_n6_v55/ai_19464388   (762 words)

 MissNailPro (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In the nail matrix, keratinocites (a type of skin cell) are compacted and flattened as they push forward toward the nail plate.
The nail bed, cuticle, and matrix do, however, require oxygen because they are composed of live skin cells, but they are supplied by the numerous capillaries that feed the fingertip and nail bed with oxygen-rich blood.
To properly prepare a natural nail for enhancement application all is required is a light buffing of the surface- with a 240 grit buffer to remove the shine.
www.missnailpro.com.cob-web.org:8888 /nailanatomy101.html   (954 words)

 OurFootDoctor.com - Nail Anatomy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
As the nail plate is produced by the nail matrix, it moves down over the nail bed, which adds material to the undersurface of the nail making it thicker.
It is the junction between the free edge of the nail and the skin at the tip of the toe.
The hyponychium is a waterproof barrier at the end of the nail plate, which protects the nail bed from germs and moisture.
www.ourfootdoctor.com /nail_anatomy.shtml   (415 words)

 Nail Doctors - Fingernail Anatomy (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
This portion of the nail is actually beneath the skin behind the fingernail and extends several millimeters into the finger itself.
The hyponychium is the area between the nail plate and the fingertip.
It is the junction between the free edge of the nail and the skin of the fingertip, also providing a waterproof barrier.
www.naildoctors.com.cob-web.org:8888 /nail_anatomy.html   (363 words)

 The Tetra Corporation - Nail Fungus Causes
As the fungus eats the nail, it produces brown-to-yellow debris on the lower surface of the nail, which lifts the nail from its nail bed.
Normally, the nails are shiny, with the healthy pink skin showing through.
With fungal infection, the nails appear dull and chalky-white.
www.antifungalsolutions.com /articles/nailfunguscauses.asp   (535 words)

 eMedicine - Nailbed Injuries : Article Excerpt by: Darrell Sutijono, MD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The fingertip is frequently injured because it is the point of interaction between the body and one's surroundings in the majority of activities performed on a daily basis, and it is the most distal portion of the upper extremities.
As the cells are produced, they force cells ahead to flatten and stream distally into the nail because of the confining boundaries of the nail fold.
A scar of the dorsal roof of the nail fold creates a dull streak on the nail surface, while a scar of the germinal matrix may cause a split or absent nail, and a scar in the sterile matrix results in a split or nonadherent nail beyond the scar.
www.emedicine.com /emerg/byname/nailbed-injuries.htm   (789 words)

 eMedicine - Nailbed Injuries : Article by Darrell Sutijono, MD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Recent studies have concluded that as long as the nail is still partially adherent to the nailbed or paronychia and is not displaced out of the nail fold, removal of the nail and repair of the nailbed does not improve outcome versus simple trephination.
Nail fragments may be repaired together first using adhesive, then secured into the nail fold by a thin layer placed under the nail, using gentle downward pressure while the adhesive dries.
Alternatively, nail fragments may be pieced together on the nailbed, with a light coating of adhesive wiped or dripped between adjoining fragments and on skin adjacent to the perimeter of the nail.
www.emedicine.com /emerg/topic329.htm   (4884 words)

 Nail Anatomy (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Nails are actually a hardened version of the skin.
Nail growth can be affected by many factors, such as diet and proper nail hygiene.
The half moon found at the base of the nail is the only visible part of the matrix.
www.dmercernails.com.cob-web.org:8888 /nail_anatomy.htm   (308 words)

 Nail Doctors - Fingernail Anatomy
Your nails are made up of layers of keratin — a protein that's also found in your hair and skin.
Your nail bed is the skin beneath the nail plate.
Your cuticle tissue overlaps your nail plate at the base of your nail.
www.naildoctors.com /nail_anatomy.html   (355 words)

 Precision Nails - Carmel, CA - Selecting a Reputable Salon - Nail Basics
The nail is a transparent plate composed primarily of the protein keratin.
The shape and strength of a nail is determined primarily by the shape of its matrix.
Nail technicians can avoid damaging the client’s natural nails by using the right bit for the task, holding it at the proper angle, and constantly moving it to reduce friction and minimize any burning sensation.
www.precisionnails.com /nail_basics.htm   (4793 words)

 Nail abnormalities
Nail abnormalities refer to abnormal color, shape, texture, or thickness of the fingernails or toenails.
Pitting (the presence of small depressions on the nail surface) is often accompanied with crumbling of the nail.
For pale nails, clubbed nails, blue nails, distorted nails, white lines and horizontal ridges, or white hue under the nails, consult your health care provider to determine the proper way to treat the underlying cause of the problem.
www.adam.com /democontent/hie/ency/article/003247.htm   (747 words)

 Nail Anatomy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
It is made of cells under the nail that also extend a little ways into your finger.
These cells produce the volume of the nail and the nail bed.
The lunula is the visible portion of the distal nail matrix that extends beyond the proximal nailfold.
www.newton.dep.anl.gov /askasci/gen01/gen01775.htm   (266 words)

 structure of nail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The nail plate is semi-transparent allowing the colour of blood supply of the dermis to show through.
Part of the nail that the nail plate rests on, it is supplied with blood vessels and nerves.
This is the overlapping skin surrounding the nail.
www.alisnails.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk /structure_of_nail.htm   (123 words)

 Nail Health and Safety   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
All your nail tech has to do is remove the enhancement, dehydrate the nail plate, and reapply the product.
If the nail is soft and has darkened to a deep green to fl color, more damage control may be needed.
Water gets trapped between the natural nail and the enhancement, then becomes stagnant, and the bacteria in the water begin to grow and turn green.
www.fingernailfixer.com /health.html   (991 words)

 Nail anatomy - anatomy of a finger nail
Nail anatomy - anatomy of a finger nail
The nails of the hands and feet are made of keratinized protein that grows in a small region at the tips of the fingers and toes.
If you look carefully at the nails of your fingers you will see the basic parts of the nail's anatomy.
www.greatestlook.com /info/nailanatomy.html   (54 words)

 Oregon man survives 12 nails to the head - More Health News - MSNBC.com
The nails were not visible when doctors first examined the man an Oregon emergency room, so doctors were surprised when X-rays revealed six nails clustered between his right eye and ear, two below his right ear and four on the left side of his head.
Surgeons removed the nails with needle-nosed pliers and a drill, and the man survived with no serious lasting effects, according to a report on the medical oddity in the current issue of the Journal of Neurosurgery.
The nails were not visible when doctors first examined the man in the emergency room of an unidentified Oregon hospital a day later.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/12425803   (553 words)

 Nail Bed Injury / Pathology - Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics
Nail bed repair and reconstruction by reverse dermal grafts.
Treatment of subungual hematomas with nail trephination: a prospective study.
Anatomy and physiology of the perionychium: a review of the literature and
www.wheelessonline.com /ortho/nail_bed_injury_pathology   (397 words)

 Nail tutor
The nail matrix is highlighted in white because the button labeled "Nail-Matrix" has been selected by the user.
These actions led to complete highlighting of the triangular lunulae in the image and to the appearance of the definition of "lunulae" in the lower left of the screen.
Figure 10: Two nail conditions taken from the full Figure 10.
dermatology.cdlib.org /DOJvol3num2/nail/nail.html   (607 words)

 Nail Training Courses
All students are required to remove nail extensions and nail products before attending. Students will be required to work on each other during the days. If you do not want anyone to work on your nails you will need to make special arrangements or choose the 2 day Nail Extension Beginner Course.
Nail Art Secures & Nail Art Rhinestones
Nail Art Transfers & Nail Art Stickers
www.thenailcompany.co.uk /acatalog/Training_Courses.html   (1618 words)

 nail, in anatomy — Infoplease.com
The Anatomy of Influence: Robertson Davies's Psychosomatic Medicine.
Nails and nail disorders in children and adults.(Cover Story)
Anatomy of a cocktail: praise the lord and pass the "Hallelujah"!(CURRENTS)
www.infoplease.com /ce6/sci/A0834750.html   (327 words)

 Nail anatomy - TFinder   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
It is practical and theory based, with assignments covering health, safety and security, anatomy of the nail - including nail diseases and disorders.
Anatomy of the hand and the nail: and growth of the nail.
Nail technicians learn about every different type of nails, including the anatomy, nail diseases and common ailments, nail and salon hygiene, and a detailed knowledge of the products used to produce a set of extensions.
www.tramadolfinder.com /beauty/nail/nail-anatomy.html   (487 words)

 Nail Bitz Nail Anatomy
The Matrix is the Root of the nail. The Matrix produces keratin cells. These cells are white and plumpish in appearance, but loose their shape and colour as they are pushed forward and flattened by newer cells being produced.
As the nail grows it sloughs of the skin from the underside of the Proximinal Nail Fold. This skin rides on the nail plate. This is the True Cuticle.
This area of the nail unit is where the nail is attached to the underlying skin.; The skin beneath the nail is pinkish in appearance. The transparent nail is attached to the skin.;
www.nail-bitz.co.uk /acatalog/Nail_Anatomy.html   (608 words)

 THE MATRIX NAIL LAB & SPA (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Nail Bed Seal is the Lateral Nail Folds and Hyponychium working together to prevent pathogens from invading the nail bed.
Lunula is the thinnest part of the nail plate because the cells are in the process of compressing and flattening.
The epidermal layer is called the Bed Epithelium, and lies directly beneath the nail plate, consisting of skin tissue that closely resembles the inside of your mouth.
www.thematrixlab.com.cob-web.org:8888 /NailAnatomy.html   (882 words)

 Nail Tech Secrets » Keeping Supplies Together
I keep my things in a picnic basket that is lined with cloth and has a place for 2 wine bottles.
These hold my lotion and polish remover that need to be upright, and my brushes for doing art and artificial nails.
The main part of the basket is filled with a goodly bit of junk, but all of my current favorite polish colors, and all other supplies.
www.nailtechsecrets.com /2005/12/06/keeping-supplies-together   (153 words)

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