1. Principles of Light-Skin Interactions (Book Chapter)

    Principles of Light-Skin Interactions  (Book Chapter)
    Skin is the largest human organ. It covers between 1.5 and 2 m^2, comprising about one-sixth of total body weight. Skin performs a complex role in human physiology. It serves as a barrier to the environment and acts as a channel for communication to the outside world. For example, skin protects us from water loss, ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun, friction, and impact wounds. It also helps in regulating body temperature and metabolism. All photobiological responses are influenced heavily by the optical properties of skin. Therefore, for the successful development of photomedicine, in-depth knowledge and understanding of ...
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