Electrical properties of newborn skin

Hachiro Tagami, Katsuko Kikuchi, Kenichiro O’Goshi, Hiromi Kobayashi

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In general, babies’ skin is considered cherubic and flawless, appearing so smooth and soft that it is hard to resist the temptation to touch it. However, it is not in such a state from the beginning. At birth, babies are suddenly exposed to a dry environment after residing in utero continuously immersed in amniotic fluid. Thus, birth marks the onset of an acute physiological adaptation process during which the skin transitions to a totally new environment during the neonatal period. This transitional adaptation is evident in changes in the skin surface, particularly the stratum corneum (SC).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNeonatal Skin
Subtitle of host publicationStructure and Function, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9780824748425
ISBN (Print)9780824708870
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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