glabrous skin


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gla·brous skin

skin that is normally devoid of hair.

glabrous skin

[glā′brəs]
Etymology: L, glaber, smooth; AS, scinn
smooth, hairless skin.

glabrous skin

Skin that does not contain hair follicles, such as that over the palms and soles.
See also: skin
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The glabrous skin of the palm and sole has special traits which distinguishes it aesthetically and functionally from skin of rest of the body5.
The vulva is the next most common site of extracutaneous melanoma, making up about 7% of all cases and typically occurs after menopause, usually discovered late, most commonly on the glabrous skin of the labia minora.
Vulvar melanoma typically occurs after menopause and is usually discovered late, most commonly on the glabrous skin of the labia minora.
Somatosensory activity was produced by stimulating glabrous skin passively.
Other glabrous skin mechanoreceptors probably decline as well, although morphological documentation is not possible owing to in vitro receptor degeneration, inadequate staining methods, or both [17].