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skin barrier

an artificial layer of skin, usually made of plastic, applied to skin before the application of tape or ostomy drainage bags. It protects the real skin from chronic irritation.

skin barrier

An adhesive film placed on the skin to protect it from ostomy pouch waste.

barrier

an obstruction; a partition between two fluid compartments in the body.

blood-air barrier
alveolocapillary membrane.
blood-aqueous barrier
the physiological mechanism that prevents exchange of materials between the chambers of the eye and the blood.
blood-brain barrier (BBB)
the barrier separating the blood from the brain parenchyma. See also blood-brain barrier.
blood-CSF barrier
differs from the blood-brain barrier anatomically, in that it consists of the epithelium of the choroid plexuses, but has similar permeabilities.
blood-gas barrier
alveolocapillary membrane.
barrier-retina barrier
endothelium of the retinal capillaries and cells of the retinal pigment epithelium form a nonfenestrated barrier between choroidal tissue fluid and retinal tissue fluid.
blood-synovial barrier
suggested by the presence of plasma proteins of small molecular size and catabolic products of articular cartilage in synovial fluid.
blood-testis barrier
a barrier separating the blood from the seminiferous tubules, consisting of special junctional complexes between adjacent Sertoli cells near the base of the seminiferous epithelium. It provides an extravascular environment which is also adluminal and permits selective nourishment of spermatozoa.
barrier boot
a rubber boot worn by horses to protect the hoof against trauma.
barrier cream
a nonwettable cream used on the skin of the hands and arms to protect against staining and odor absorption when handling offensive materials, e.g. delivery of an emphysematous fetus.
gastric mucosal barrier
the poorly defined mechanism that prevents back diffusion of hydrochloric acid from the stomach into the tissues of the stomach wall.
skin barrier
the protective properties of skin and its relative impenetrability by noxious substances as well as medicaments; usually considered a function of keratinized epithelial cells aided by surface lipids.
barrier teat dip
material which leaves a physical protective coat on the teat between milkings, used mostly to protect against infection for long periods, e.g. during the dry period. Most contain acrylic, latex or collodion.
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Skin barrier disruption: A requirement for allergen sensitization?
For that reason we are now embarking on a pilot trial to investigate whether installation of a domestic water softener around the time of birth can prevent skin barrier breakdown and eczema in those living in hard water areas.
The exploration of the association between inflammation and oxidative stress in AD will enhance our understanding of the development and maintenance of the disease, which can be incorporated into formulating new treatment strategies, such as combining anti-inflammatory drugs, immune regulatory agents, skin barrier enhancers, and antioxidants.
It is known that many factors can influence skin barrier function in the pediatric population, including genetic factors, ambient environment, hormonal changes of adolescence, and an individual's skin biome.
A simplified epidermal model represents the skin barrier as a bricks-and-mortar structure, with lipids providing mortar between the cellular bricks.
A flush stoma is not ideal as it can lead to difficulty with skin barrier adherence and stool leakage under the skin barrier, resulting in peristomal skin irritation.
According to the Centre de Recherches et d'Investigations Epidermiques et Sensorielles (ERIES), Paris, a protein called hepatocyte growth factor helps maintain cell life and skin barrier function without increasing the risk of cancer following damage by ultraviolet light.
By disabling a single mouse gene, scientists have now created a strain of mice unable to develop such a life-preserving skin barrier.
Parenteral: piercing mucous membranes or the skin barrier through such events as needlesticks, human bites, cuts, and abrasions.
Neosalus[R] Lotion, along with Neosalus[R] Foam and Neosalus[R] Cream, uses patented Proderm Technology[R] to help provide skin barrier repair, protection, and hydration.
Skin barrier disruption could induce thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) expression, and the expression of TSLP was increased in lesions of atopic dermatitis (AD)-like GVHD and lichen planus (LP)-like GVHD.
The skin barrier is a reflection of health and also an organ that helps to preserve health.