caseosa meaning



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  1. Lanugo functions as an anchor to hold the vernix caseosa on the skin.
  2. The vernix caseosa also helps to prepare the fetus for life outside the womb.
  3. Without the lanugo to anchor the vernix caseosa, these functions would be compromised.
  4. Peeling skin from vernix caseosa or exposure to amniotic fluid should clear up within four weeks without treatment.
  5. Ceramide is a component of vernix caseosa, the waxy or cheese-like white substance found coating the skin of newborn human infants.

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