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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

(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.
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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There are some twenty scalpers in front of the Parc de Princes -- some working alone, others in tandem.
"The bosses of Scalpers Inc would thus encourage new exchanges to open, and would also encourage them to place themselves at some distance from each other." In fact, today there are more than 13 public stock exchanges in the US.
He added the industry should focus on stopping scalpers from acquiring tickets from companies like Ticketmaster in the first place.
There are plenty of scalpers outside Arkansas who are currently damaging Arkansas' consumers and businesses by using a variety of tricks, to fool ticket buyers, including:
According to Pascrell, the goal is to "reel in" secondary ticket markets--the act is a net designed to scoop up large-volume scalpers while letting die-hard fans and small fish swim on.
Scalpers are a common sight outside Apple's stores in China, selling genuine Apple products, usually iPhones, at a markup for customers unwilling to queue or faced with stores out of stock.
At the Sanlitun store, people who appeared to be working on behalf of scalpers were queueing in groups of 50, wearing the same hats or gloves, said Huang, the Liaoning shopper.
But I have to confess that I did buy my 1994 World Cup final ticket from an American "scalper".
We've built a very easy and cyber-safe environment that eliminates the role of ticket scalpers in the secondary ticket market," explained Joe Pensa, co-founder, FreeTicketExchange.com.
The 23-year-old traveled to Autzen Stadium from Portland anyway, and bought a ticket from one of the many scalpers who hang around the stadium on game day.
In 2002, despite pleas from Salt Lake City's Olympic committee, the local police department said it couldn't allocate officers to crack down on street scalpers. When an open-air market of hundreds of scalpers developed around the city's legal ticket exchange center, heckling passersby and blocking customers from entering the building, one of the city's Olympic organizers took it upon himself to climb up on a planter and shout at the crowd in an attempt to enforce order.
Fifteen scalpers who sold tickets in the vicinity of a Milwaukee sports arena cannot claim their constitutional rights were violated when they were arrested and booked for violating a city ordinance, the Seventh U.S.