Skin turgor

Alternative Names

Doughy skin; Poor skin turgor; Good skin turgor; Decreased skin turgor

Definition of Skin turgor

Skin turgor is the skin’s ability to change shape and return to normal (elasticity).

Review

Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 5/13/2010

Skin turgor

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