vernix caseosa


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vernix

 [ver´niks] (L.)
varnish.
vernix caseo´sa the thick white substance composed of sebum and desquamated epithelial cells that provides a protective covering for the skin of the fetus. In the full-term newborn, during the first two or three days of life there is a small amount of vernix caseosa in body creases and the hair.

ver·nix ca·se·o·'sa

the fatty cheesy substance, consisting of desquamated epithelial cells, lanugo downy (hairs), and sebaceous matter, which covers the skin of the fetus forming a waterproof cover that helps to resist maceration of the fetus by amniotic fluid.

vernix caseosa

(kā′sē-ō′sə)
n.
Vernix.

vernix caseosa

[vur′niks kas′ē·ō′sə]
Etymology: Gk, resin; L, caseus, cheese
a grayish-white cheeselike substance, consisting of sebaceous gland secretions, lanugo, and desquamated epithelial cells, that covers the skin of the fetus and newborn. It acts as a protective agent during intrauterine life and is thought to have an insulating effect against heat loss.

vernix caseosa

Neonatology A white fatty goo composed of squames, lanugo, and sebaceous secretions, which covers and protects neonatal skin; the closer to term the infant, the less the VC; post-term infants have very little VC

ver·nix ca·se·o·sa

(vĕr'niks kā'sē-ō'să)
The fatty cheesy substance, consisting of desquamated epithelial cells, lanugo (downy hairs), and sebaceous matter, which covers the skin of the fetus and provides a waterproof protective cover.

vernix

[L.] varnish.

vernix caseosa
the unctuous substance composed of sebum and desquamated epithelial cells, covering the skin of the fetus.
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In early neonatal period, predominant cutaneous lesions were miniature puberty, erythema neonatorum, cutis marmorata, milia, vernix caseosa, Mongolian spots and intertrigo.
Otros procesos, como la vernix caseosa, el rubor generalizado, hipertricosis, melanosis pustulosa neonatal transitoria o la inestabilidad vasomotora cutanea, desapareceran a los pocos dias o semanas.
La prevalencia de la vernix caseosa en nuestra serie 49.
Since little is known about the vernix caseosa, it is important to educate mothers about the benefits of it.
Harmful cord practices10, vigorous application of mustard oil to the skin of the newborn12, use of a pacifier13, removal of vernix caseosa at the time of birth14, application of surma15, powder sprinkling16, laying of baby17, and giving water to the baby10 are some of the other harmful or potentially harmful practices found in the present study.
Marty Visscher of the Skin Sciences Institute at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center presented "The role of vernix caseosa in neonatal adaptation.
The ingredients of this cream was discovered through the Dutch researchers unraveling the ingredients of the protective film called Vernix caseosa (VC) that covers the foetus and newborn babies, helping skin growth before and after birth.
D, University of Cincinnati; "The role of vernix caseosa in neonatal adaption," Marty O.
Meconium, the dark green viscous first stool of a newborn, is a collection of debris consisting of desquamated cells of the alimentary tract and skin, lanugo, fatty material from the vernix caseosa, amniotic fluid, and various intestinal secretions.