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Summary Information: Nails

Nails: Nails are scaly structures made of dead cells and keratin. Nails are an extension of the epidermis, the thin, uppermost layer of the skin. Functions of the nails include protecting the ends of the fingers and toes and aiding in gripping and holding objects. Nails are attached to a nail bed and grow out of living cells found at the base of the nails in the nail matrix. The parts of nails include a free edge, nail body and nail root. Conditions that can afflict nails include subungal hematoma, hangnail, fungal infection, trauma and inflammation.

Closely Related Organs: Nails

The following organs are closely related to the organ: Nails:

Conditions Afflicting Organs: Nails

The following conditions are related to the organ: Nails:

Sub Parts: Nails

The following list contains sub-parts of the organ: Nails:

Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Nails

These symptoms are related to afflictions of the organ: Nails:

  • Pain under nail
  • Blood under nail
  • Pressure under nail
  • Deformed nail
  • Discoloured nail

Condition count: 6 ; see list below.

Organ subtypes: toenail (3), fingernail (3)

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Diseases List for Nails:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Nails' or similar listed as an affected body part in our database:





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