triceps skin fold


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triceps skin fold

The thickness of the skin including subcutaneous fat as measured on the skin over the triceps muscle of the arm. Comparison of the value obtained from a patient to standard values (or the comparison of this value with skin fold measures from other body areas) helps to provide an estimate of body fat. It is used in assessing and documenting both malnutrition and obesity.
See also: triceps