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Mechanical parameters of human hair: possible application in the diagnosis and follow-up of hair disorders.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1424478     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Mechanical analysis of human hair may provide the dermatologists with several markers of considerable diagnostic importance. In the present paper, using a new computerised experimental system, attempts were made firstly to interpret the curves of the elastic and viscous components of the mechanical behavior of human hair and secondly to determine characteristic parameters which correlate well with its structural features. In order to overcome methodological problems due to the inhomogeneous structure of human hair, mechanical parameters were defined which either depend on the cortical microstructure or correlate well with the size of hair medulla.
G Nikiforidis; C Balas; D Tsambaos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical physics and physiological measurement : an official journal of the Hospital Physicists' Association, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Medizinische Physik and the European Federation of Organisations for Medical Physics     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0143-0815     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Phys Physiol Meas     Publication Date:  1992 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-12-17     Completed Date:  1992-12-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8209031     Medline TA:  Clin Phys Physiol Meas     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  281-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medical Physics, University of Patras, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Aging / physiology
Child, Preschool
Equipment Design
Hair / physiology*,  physiopathology
Hair Diseases / diagnosis*,  physiopathology*
Middle Aged
Stress, Mechanical

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