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1. (Science: pathology) The wearing away of a substance or structure (such as the skin or the teeth) through some unusual or abnormal mechanical process.

2. (Science: clinical sign) a superficial injury to the skin or other body tissue caused by rubbing or scraping resulting in an area of body surface denuded of skin or mucous membrane.

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Question about "Skin"

... some cells as well as bacteria and fungi that are hanging out on our skin. If we scratch hard enough or scrape of against something we can get an abrasion or a laceration where the scratch goes down to the dermis and hyperdermis where we have capillaries that may be ruptured and release blood.

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by daniel.kurz
Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:58 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Question about "Skin"
Replies: 2
Views: 1799

Dialog Re: Living/Nonliving Division

... and so on. However, the reactions of the rock are mostly limited to surface atoms dissolving in passing water, or being stripped away by wind or abrasion with other hard objects. Q: So what it comes down to is the variety of reactions? That’s what really separates living from nonliving? R: Not ...

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by NeilC413
Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dialog Re: Living/Nonliving Division
Replies: 3
Views: 6860

Digestion, ect. **Revised**

... indicates that you have been working on the problem (like for 1) I understand that this has to do with the shape of the teeth or the way the teeth abrasion but I do not see what is the relationship, etc...). Then we will gladly help you. Correcting and explaining, or just explaining where it is ...

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by canalon
Wed Jan 31, 2007 10:18 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Digestion, ect. **Revised**
Replies: 5
Views: 3196

The Fiber Disease

... clothes and children's clothes are washed together. Microscopic particles of glass are held in the clothing and rubbed against the skin causing abrasion scars that go undiagnosed at the doctors.

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by London
Tue Dec 05, 2006 8:58 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
Replies: 7403
Views: 6246446

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