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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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The victim of scalping is most often the fan of a band, Broadway show or anyone else who is denied the opportunity to see an event by the unscrupulous actions of scalpers who purchase a ticket not to enjoy a show but to make it unaffordable for many.
After entering our request for two of the best available tickets, Ticketmaster asked us to type "genest wrexham," a hurdle designed to thwart the bots of ticket 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).
A special World Cup court this week sentenced a Nigerian scalper to three years in jail after he was found with 30 tickets on Sunday.
He bought a ticket from a scalper near a restaurant on Martin Luther King Jr.
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.
The second generation of anti-scalping statutes carefully segmented street scalpers from ticket agents/brokers.
Other scalpers were getting anywhere from $125 to $250 a ticket, even while tickets were still being sold at the box office for $25, $45 and $70 each.
Even sold-out games don't deter people, as there are always ticket scalpers ready to charge triple figures for a single ducat.
With lasers instead of scalpers, eye surgeons perform ever more precise operations.
Launched as a pilot program with the Rolling Stones' A Bigger Bang tour in 2005/2006, Tickets-for-Charity was founded to help performing artists and sports teams redirect a portion of the billions of dollars made by ticket scalpers and unauthorized resellers in the secondary market to deserving non-profit organizations.
Leonard, Raj and Howard will find out that it is dangerous and illegal to get tickets from scalpers.