skin fold

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skin fold

, skinfold
A doubling of skin and its underlying adherent subcutaneous tissue. To assess a person's body fat, a skin fold is pinched at a standard site, and the thickness of the doubled skin is measured, using skin fold calipers; a body fat estimate is then calculated using a table or a computer program. There are 6-12 standard locations for measuring skin fold thickness, including over the triceps muscle along the back of the arm and just above the iliac crest of the hip.
See also: fold
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The fingertip unit, or FTU, is the amount of ointment squeezed out of a standard tube of medication starting from the furthest skin crease of your index finger to the fingertip.
Poor placement of the exit site can lead to exit site irritation from the beltline, scar, or skin crease location; difficulty visualizing the exit site during daily care; and increased risk of catheter-related infections.
A 2-cm skin crease incision is made in the sublingual area and dissection is carried out to the spermatic cord (Fig.
Anterior incision was made in natural skin crease at dependent zones like cymba concha, cavum concha, and triangular fossa depending on the site of haematoma.
It is described as "the amount of ointment expressed from a tube with a 5 mm diameter nozzle, applied from the distal skin crease to the tip of the palmar aspect of the index finger.
The patient was scheduled for an excisional biopsy, a 6 cm incision was given in the skin crease well below in the neck crease for better cosmetic results and to save the marginal mandibular branch of the facial nerve.
A modification using a skin crease incision instead of a vertical one was proposed by Mouzas/Diggory (2) (1956).
Doppler ultrasound confirmed the diagnosis of a venous aneurysm The aneurysm was excised through a skin crease incision after ligating all feeding veins, under local anaesthesia.
5- to 3-cm incision is marked 1 cm below the inferior border of the submandibular gland, preferably in a natural skin crease if one is available (figure 2).
Then there was Fronte (Forehead), 1997, with the same creased forehead, from which dirtied tape had been peeled away to make an imprint, through which light had been shone, turning imprint into screen projection, growing it to the size of the wall, and transforming the negative of the skin crease into the positive of the line and back again into the negative of the light-traced space, emerging between the trails of the drawing hand.
Resins such as polyvinyl alcohol and proteins form a film when they dry which tightens and pulls on the skin, stretching the skin crease and making it less obvious.