Water content in fresh, whole skin

Range during fetal life ~80%: in newborn ~68%: in adolescents and adults ~62% %
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Snyder WS, Cook MJ, Nasset ES, Karhausen LR, Howells GP, Tipton IH. Report of the Task Group on Reference Man. Oxford, United Kingdom: Pergamon Press, 1975. International commission on radiological protection, ICRP Publication 23, link p.54 top paragraph
Primary Source Rothman, Stephen, Physiology and Biochemistry of the Skin, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1954.
Comments "The water content in fresh, whole skin is ~80% during fetal life, decreasing to , ~68% in the newborn and ,~62% in adolescents and adults and increasing during senescence (Meyer, in primary source, p. 495)."
Entered by Uri M
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