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Weight of skin Human Homo sapiens 4.1 kg 100711 http://faculty.washi...
Number of bacteria on skin Human Homo sapiens 1e+12 unitless 105712 Berg RD. The indigenous...
Diameter of A431NS skin cell Human Homo sapiens 15.5 μm 108887 http://www.invitroge...
Number of free nerve endings in skin Human Homo sapiens 4e+6 nerve endings 101736 Amazing numbers in biology...
Fraction of body surface covered by hairy skin Human Homo sapiens >90 % 112605 Zimmerman A et al., The...
'Skin' thickness of red blood cell Mammals ~20 nm 101802 Cell movements - from...
Water content in fresh, whole skin Human Homo sapiens during fetal life ~80%: in newborn ~68%: in adolescents and adults ~62% % 110308 Snyder WS, Cook MJ, Nasset ES...
Surface Area of Human Skin Human Homo sapiens 1.6-1.8 link m^2 100578 The Physics Factbook™...
Total number of prokaryotes on the skin of an individual prokaryote ~300,000,000 Cells 108505 William B. Whitman,*†...
Number of identified bacterial genera in the human skin Human Homo sapiens 205 Unitless 107944 Grice EA et al., Top...
Density of prokaryotes on the skin of humans prokaryote ~1,000 to 10,000: in groin and underarm 1,000,000 cells/cm^2 108504 William B. Whitman,*†...
Representative cytochrome P450 (CYP) basal activities in skin microsomes of various mammalian species Mammals Table - link N/A 113601 Oesch F, Fabian E, Guth K...
Percent of skin out of total body weight Human Homo sapiens 7.81 (Table - link) % 109580 HH Mitchell et al., The...
Number of identified bacterial phyla in the human skin Human Homo sapiens 19 Unitless 107943 Grice EA et al., Top...
Composition of the total skin of undernourished and rehabilitating pigs and their well nourished controls Pig Sus species Table - link N/A 109807 Dickerson JW, Mccance...
Ratio between mass specific brain and skin metabolic rates Human Homo sapiens 37 (Table - link) unitless 105788 Leslie C. Aiello and...
Time for keratinocytes of the epidermis to differentiate and reach skin surface Mammals 14 days 111965 Ovaere P, Lippens S,...
Number of skin cells (for total number of cells in body, 3e+13, see BNIDS 113005, 113006) Human Homo sapiens 1.1e+11 cells 101734 Amazing numbers in biology...
Ratio between mass specific heart and skin metabolic rates Human Homo sapiens 108 (Table - link) unitless 105787 Leslie C. Aiello and...
Turnover time of cell in entire epidermis (skin) Human Homo sapiens 26 to 27 Days 109215 Weinstein GD, Van Scott...