Unit

UNIT 5.5 Porcine Skin Flow-Through Diffusion Cell System

  1. Ronald E. Baynes

Published Online: 1 NOV 2001

DOI: 10.1002/0471140856.tx0505s09

Current Protocols in Toxicology

Current Protocols in Toxicology

How to Cite

Baynes, R. E. 2001. Porcine Skin Flow-Through Diffusion Cell System. Current Protocols in Toxicology. 9:5.5:5.5.1–5.5.8.

Author Information

  1. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 NOV 2001
  2. Published Print: AUG 2001

Abstract

Porcine Skin Flow-Through Diffusion Cell System (Ronald E. Baynes, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina). Porcine skin can be used in a diffusion cell apparatus to study the rate and extent of absorption of topically applied chemicals through the skin. Although the skin of a number of animals can be used in this system, that of the pig most closely approximates human skin anatomically and physiologically.