Accession Number : AD0646848

Title :   WATER TRANSFER THROUGH HUMAN SKIN.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Buettner,Konrad J. K. ; Robbins,Evelyne ; Crichlow,Jean ; Pitts,Margaret ; Jones,David

Report Date : 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The main purpose of this study was the investigation of the transfer function of human skin. G. E. Folk, R. E. Peary and K. Buettner discovered independently the passage of water from weak salt solutions into the human foot. This statement proved true also for hands, arms, backs, soles of man and for the non-hairy part of rabbit's ears. The transfer into the body can also be observed if air of more than 90% relative humidity, and of skin temperature covers the skin. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SKIN(ANATOMY), PERMEABILITY), TRANSPORT PROPERTIES, WATER, SORPTION, SALTS, HUMIDITY

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE