Nail

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Last Updated: 05 May 2022
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Nails support and protect the sensitive pointers of our fingers and toes. Nail troubles affect people of every ages. Toenail troubles can affect people of any ages, however tend to be more common in older people. Nails grow from cells that multiply within the base of the nail, after that layer on top of each other and harden. The frameworks of the nail consist of: Nail matrix, where nail growth occurs, tucked under the skin behind the nail; Nail plate, the visible part of the nail; Nail bed, the nail plate rests on top of the nail bed. The nail plate looks pink since of the blood-rich veins in the nail bed; Lunula, the crescent-moon form that you can in some cases see at the base of the nail plate; Nail folds up, the slender skin grooves that hold the nail plate in position; Cuticle, the flap of slim tissue over the base of the nail plate.

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