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  1. Wound healing

    Wound healing, or cicatrisation, is an intricate process in which the skin repairs itself after injury. In normal skin, the epidermis and dermis exists in a steady-state equilibrium, forming a protective barrier against the external environment. Once the protective barrier is broken, the normal process of wound healing is immediately set in motion. The classic model of wound healing is divided into three or four sequential, yet overlapping, phases: hemostasis, inflammatory, proliferative and remodeling. Upon injury to the skin, a set of complex biochemical events takes place in a closely orchestrated cascade to repair the damage. Within minutes post-injury, platelets aggregate at the injury site to form a fibrin clot. This clot acts to control active bleeding. The speed of wound healing can be impacted by many factors, including the bloodstream levels of hormones such as oxytocin. In the inflammatory phase, bacteria and debris are phagocytosed and removed, and factors are released that cause the migration and division of cells involved in the proliferative phase.

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  1. Wound Healing

    Restoration of integrity to traumatized tissue.

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