Surface Area of Human Skin
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|Organism||Human Homo sapiens|
|Primary Source||Bender, Arnold E. & David A. Bender. Body Surface Area. A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.|
|Method||The surface area may be calculated by multiplying 0.007184 times the weight in kilograms raised to the 0.425 power and the height in centimeters raised to the 0.725 power." [Assume a height of 5'8" (170 cm) and a mass of 150 lb (68 kg).]|
|Comments||The surface area of adults is about 18,000 cm2 (men) or 16,000 cm2 (women).|
|Entered by||Ron Milo - Admin|