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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.
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, 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
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, 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
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Don't use antidandruff shampoo more than once a week otherwise you'll irritate the scalp and produce more dandruff.
Under development and soon to be patented is the use of a natural product which, when used in tandem with scalp cooling, has the potential to increase the success rate to 80% or even end hair loss completely for some chemotherapy drugs.
Made from lightweight silicone, the scalp cooling cap is soft and flexible - providing a snug, yet comfortable fit during treatment, moulding to all head shapes and sizes.
If you are experiencing hair loss, hair thinning or any scalp ailments, please contact Stephanie Anderson, Trichologist, at Trinity Lace Wigs, San Antonio, Texas, at customercare@trinitylacewigs.com or call 210-858-8554.
Of the 265 lesions we reported, 261 lesions were within the scalp, 1 lesion (follicular carcinoma metastasis: 1) involved the scalp and skull.
They can be well-demarcated and localised or they can be the stigmata of deep lesions.4 Various names being used to describe the vascular malformations of the scalp include aneurysm cirsoide, aneurysma serpentinum, aneurysm racemosum, plexiform angioma, arteriovenous fistula and arteriovenous malformation.5 AVM of the scalp is a rare lesion when compared with other subcutaneous or cervicofacial vascular anomalies such as the hemangioma or venous malformations.6 The feeder vessels of scalp AVM mainly arise from subcutaneous tissue of the scalp and the sources of the feeder arteries most frequently include the external carotid, occipital and supraorbital arteries.
In this article, we describe transient postoperative facial nerve palsy as a complication of the scalp block in a patient undergoing burr hole evacuation of subdural hematoma.
Results: A total of 20 patients (60% female and 40% male) with mean age of 38.75 years (SD=14.44), who under-went a reconstructive surgery for scalp defect, were assessed.
"Scalp health has a huge impact on hair," warns Anabel Kingsley, trichologist at Philip Kingsley.
scalp like with Kerluxe Mask, PS46, kerluxe.com) "It's not necessary," Anabel says.
Anabel points out that you could be inadvertently causing scalp problems with the way you wash your hair: "A common mistake is to simply plop shampoo onto the root area mov hair back so as not unnecessary follicles area, and quickly move your hands over it.
Not so tying your do it loosely to cause stress on "Your scalp is the starting point and its health determines the quality of the hair."