nail fold


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Related to nail fold: Paronychia, proximal nail fold

fold

 [fōld]
plica; a thin margin curved back on itself, or doubling.
amniotic fold the folded edge of the amnion where it rises over and finally encloses the embryo.
aryepiglottic fold a fold of mucous membrane extending on each side between the lateral border of the epiglottis and the summit of the arytenoid cartilage.
circular f's the permanent transverse folds of the luminal surface of the small intestine.
costocolic fold a fold of peritoneum passing from the left colic flexure to the adjacent part of the diaphragm; called also phrenicocolic ligament.
gastric f's the series of folds in the mucous membrane of the stomach.
gluteal fold the crease separating the buttocks from the thigh.
head fold a fold of blastoderm at the cephalic end of the developing embryo.
interdigital fold the free border of the web connecting the bases of adjoining digits.
lacrimal fold a fold of mucous membrane at the lower opening of the nasolacrimal duct.
mucosal fold (mucous fold) a fold of mucous membrane.
nail fold the fold of palmar skin around the base and sides of the nail of a finger or toe.
neural fold one of the paired folds lying on either side of the neural plate that form the neural tube.
semilunar fold of conjunctiva a mucous fold at the medial angle of the eye.
serosal fold (serous fold) a fold of serous membrane.
spiral fold a spirally arranged elevation in the mucosa of the first part of the cystic duct.
tail fold a fold of the blastoderm at the caudal end of the developing embryo.
transverse f's three permanent transverse folds in the rectum.
ventricular fold (vestibular fold) a false vocal cord.
vestigial fold a pericardial fold enclosing the remnant of the embryonic left anterior cardinal vein.
vocal f's true vocal cords.

nail wall

[TA]
the fold of skin overlapping the lateral and proximal margins of the nail.
Synonym(s): vallum unguis [TA], nail fold

nail fold

n.
A fold of hard skin overlapping the base and sides of a fingernail or toenail.

nail fold

a fold of skin supporting a nail at its base.

nail fold

(nāl fōld)
The fold of skin overlapping the lateral and proximal margins of the nail.
References in periodicals archive ?
Then the proximal nail fold and nail plate are sutured.
Two freeze thaw cycles were given on lateral nail fold and five freeze thaw cycles on nail plate during one application.
There are several predisposing factors for ingrowing toe nail including incorrect nail trimming (cutting corners), tight shoes, increased nail fold width, decreased nail thickening, medial rotation of toe (deformities), onychomycosis, systemic abnormalities like arthritis, immune deficiency, neoplasm, hyperhydrosis, obesity and diabetes6.
Ingrown toenails could be a cause of granulation tissue of the lateral nail fold of the finger or toe (1).
To eradicate the infection, the nail fold may have to be cleaned out, dressed and antibiotics taken by mouth.
Newborns have thin nails and the nail can penetrate the proximal nail fold, causing these pyogenic granulomas," she said.
The built-up layer of glue creates a physical barrier that helps protect the proximal nail fold against the patient's mindless repetitive picking, and promotes self-awareness of the tic habit, said Dr.
Two third of their subjects did not have nail fold involvement.
Proximal subungual onychomycosis is a result of the fungal organism entering via the cuticle and the ventral aspect of the proximal nail fold.
This is made worse by wearing shoes that overcrowd your toes and nail fold infection is possible if the feet aren't washed regularly.
To illustrate his point he discussed the case of a 4-year-old healthy girl who presented with an 8-month history of melanonychia and a 3-month history of possible nail fold pigmentation.
This requires making a small cut in the proximal nail fold and lifting it for inspection.