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keratinization

 [ker″ah-tin″ĭ-za´shun]
the development of or conversion into keratin.

ker·a·tin·i·za·tion

(ker'ă-tin'i-zā'shŭn),
Keratin formation or development of a horny layer; may also apply to premature formation of keratin.
Synonym(s): cornification

keratinization

/ker·a·tin·i·za·tion/ (ker″ah-tin″ĭ-za´shun) conversion into keratin.

keratinization

(kĕr′ə-tə-nĭ-zā′shən)
n.
The process by which vertebrate epithelial cells become filled with keratin protein filaments, die, and form tough, resistant structures such as skin, nails, and feathers.

keratinization

[-īzā′shən]
Etymology: Gk, keras + L, izein, to cause
a process by which epithelial cells lose their moisture and are replaced by horny tissue.

ker·a·tin·i·za·tion

(ker'ă-tin-ī-zā'shŭn)
Keratin formation or development of a horny layer; may also apply to premature formation of keratin.
Synonym(s): cornification.

keratinization

The formation of, or conversion into, keratin. This normally occurs to a limited degree in the outer layers of the skin, but is especially prominent when skin is exposed to constant localized pressure. Corns and callosities are areas of keratinization. Also known as cornification or hornification.

ker·a·tin·i·za·tion

(ker'ă-tin-ī-zā'shŭn)
Keratin formation or development of a horny layer.
Synonym(s): cornification.

keratinization

the development of or conversion into keratin.

keratinization defects
include hyperkeratosis, hypokeratosis, dyskeratosis. Diseases in which abnormal keratinization is an important feature include seborrhea, vitamin a responsive dermatosis, nasodigital hyperkeratosis, acne, parapsoriasis.

Patient discussion about keratinization

Q. skins does excrete oil and keratin what exactly is the whitish cape up that you can squeeze out from underskin

A. It sounds like you refer to sebum, an oily substance secreted by (how surprising :) ) sebaceus glands attached to the hair root. It's important for the skin, although abnormal secretion of it may cause diseases such as acne.

You may read more here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sebum#Sebum

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