Accession Number : AD0283661

Title :   SKIN EXPOSURE STUDIES (WATER TRANSFER THROUGH HUMAN SKIN)

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE

Personal Author(s) : BUETTNER,KONRAD J.K.

Report Date : JUN 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Skin-water exchange through human skin is discussed and the role of the stratum corneum conjunctum is evaluated. Three phenomena reduce human skin water transfer, namely anhidrosis, a hereditary sweat system malfunction; hidromeiosis, a decline of thermal sweat loss of skin which is kept wet with water of low or zero salinity; and decrease of water vapor permeance of stratum corneum conjunctum after this layer has been exposed to tap water for a day or so. Whether these three phenomena are related is unknown. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PERSPIRATION, *SKIN(ANATOMY), AMINO ACIDS, DIFFUSION, EDEMA, GENETICS, GLANDS, PROTEINS, TEST METHODS, WATER, WATER VAPOR, WAVE PROPAGATION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE