scalp


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Wikipedia.
Related to scalp: dandruff

scalp,

the integument covering the top of the head. It consists of three layers of tissue: the skinskin,
the flexible tissue (integument) enclosing the body of vertebrate animals. In humans and other mammals, the skin operates a complex organ of numerous structures (sometimes called the integumentary system) serving vital protective and metabolic functions.
..... Click the link for more information.
, an underlying layer of tissue and blood vessels, and the occipitofrontalis muscle stretching from the eyebrows to the back of the head. Except for its abundant growth of hairhair,
slender threadlike outgrowth from the skin of mammals. In some animals hair grows in dense profusion and is called fur or wool. Although all mammals show some indication of hair formation, dense hair is more common among species located in colder climates and has the
..... Click the link for more information.
, the skin of the scalp resembles that of the rest of the body but is especially rich in blood vessels. Hence profuse bleeding may be associated with scalp injuries.

scalp

[skalp]
(metallurgy)
To remove surface layers, and thereby defects, from ingots, billets, or slabs by machining.
(mining engineering)
To remove undesirable fine material from broken ore, stone, or gravel.

scalp

1. Anatomy the skin and subcutaneous tissue covering the top of the head
2. (among North American Indians) a part of this removed as a trophy from a slain enemy
3. Hunting chiefly US a piece of hide cut from the head of a victim as a trophy or as proof of killing in order to collect a bounty
4. Informal chiefly US a small speculative profit taken in quick transactions
5. Scot dialect a projection of bare rock from vegetation
References in periodicals archive ?
Also, if you look closely at the pores of your scalp, a healthy one usually has two to three strands in just a single pore.
As far as people suffering from scalp conditions are concerned, Dr Rehan says she prescribes supplements and shampoos easily available in the market.
Clear Men Scalp Therapy includes Bio-Nutrium 10, a blend of 10 nutrients and botanical actives, including ginseng, tea tree and natural mint, to deeply nourish the scalp.
Erosive pustular dermatosis of the scalp is a rare inflammatory disease of unknown etiology that usually occurs in the elderly.
In univariate analysis controlling for sex, they found that 80% of the 799 patients with melanoma originating on the scalp were men (P = .
The highly interactive event received a great response from the participants who appreciated the advice received from Pakistan's leading dermatologists as part of the Hair and Scalp Health Week campaign.
My hair and scalp were almost cocooned with a warm head halo as my therapist helped take the stress and strains away with her perfect massage.
The scalp and neck have a complex network of blood vessels and lymph tissue that make it more difficult to detect the spread of a melanoma and easier for the cancer to travel elsewhere in the body, especially to the brain.
The study's authors stressed that screening programs should include careful examinations of the scalp and neck.
Full-skin examinations should include a careful look at the scalp.
Tokyo, Japan, June 7, 2006 - (JCN) - Kao, a leading Japanese cosmetics and toiletries manufacturer, announced on June 6 the results of its latest survey on scalp health.