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scalp

 [skalp]
that part of the skin of the head (exclusive of the face) which is usually covered by a growth of hair.

scalp

(skalp),
The skin and subcutaneous tissue, normally hair-bearing, covering the neurocranium.
[M. E. fr. Scand. skalpr, sheath]

scalp

(skalp) the skin covering the cranium.

scalp

(skălp)
n.
1. The skin covering the top of the human head.
2. A portion of this skin with its attached hair, cut from a body especially as a battle trophy or as proof in claiming a bounty.
3. A piece of hide from the skull of certain animals, such as the fox, shown as proof of killing in order to collect a bounty.

scalp′er n.

scalp

Etymology: ME
the skin covering the head, not including the face and ears.
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Layers of the scalp
An acronym for the 5 layers of tissue that form the scalp:
Skin
subCutaneous tissue
Aponeurosis—musculoaponeurotic area of the epicranium or occipitofrontalis muscle
Loose areolar layer
Pericranium

scalp

Vox populi The skin and subcutaneous tissue covering the neurocranium

scalp

(skalp)
The skin and subcutaneous tissue, normally hair bearing, covering the neurocranium.
[M. E. fr. Scand. skalpr, sheath]

scalp

The soft tissue layers covering the bone of the vault of the skull and consisting of a thin sheet of muscle, the epicranius, a layer of connective tissue richly supplied with blood vessels and the skin.

Scalp

That part of the head that is usually covered with hair.
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Patient discussion about scalp

Q. my daughter gets a flaky scalp - comes and goes, this bout is worse than previous. Any advice/help please Her scalp is very dry & flaky - and has come about very quickly this time round. She is 14 years of age. She has with past treatments used ketopine shampoo and nizoral cream - ketoconazole 2%w/w. We do not seem to be getting as good results this time round - maybe because of the severity of the condition. I would like to know if there are other more effective treatments and what preventers we could try. Would appreciate any advice you could give. Kind Regards,

A. flaky scalp can be caused by number of things. have you checked it with a doctor? there should be testing for fungus, blood sample to see hormones, vitamin amount in the body.

Q. Best way to treat psoriasis on your scalp? Cremes obviously don't work. Nothing helps but Denorex (acid)

A. some of the possible treatments for scalp psoriasis :
* Over-the-counter medicated shampoos, such as those containing ketoconazole, tar, pyrithione zinc, selenium sulfide or salicylic acid
* Topical solutions, creams or ointments, such as tar products, corticosteroids or vitamin D analogues
* Light therapy

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In front of the Stade de France in the northern part of Paris, scalpers are far less conspicuous.
Scalpers sell tickets that can be printed at home multiple times and the buyers don't know until they show up at the venue.
This evolution of secondary ticket markets has been squeezing out the profits arising from poorly informed consumers being out-bargained by scalpers.
One scalper in his 40s outside Beijing's other store in the busy Xidan shopping district, who gave his name as Deng, said he was seeking a markup of 1,000 yuan ($160).
Shortly after, Pensa and DiBerardino talked about creating a simple tool that would only allow real fans to get event tickets without turning the average fan into a ticket broker or scalper.
Williams warned against buying tickets from scalpers or online.
We should do good business tonight because Serena's playing,'' said a scalper, who preferred not to identify himself.
The case arose after staff of the Bradley Center complained the number of scalpers outside the arena was increasing and they couldn't handle the problem.
Ticket scalpers outside the venue were asking $60 per ticket, about 10 times the price of a typical cinema ticket.
change the rules for staging musicals, and scalpers get $12 for the $4.
Lastly, the practice of "ice" (insider trading where box office employees channel tickets to brokers and scalpers for a fee) was changed from a misdemeanor to a felony in 2001.
Even as buyers exited the line, scalpers and more financially-able than time-enabled fans asked if they had extras in full view and hearing of the police, who left them alone.