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What is the nail bed of a fingernail?
Last Updated: 22nd June, 2020
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Beside this, what is the nail bed?
Medical Definition of nail bed : the vascular epidermis upon which most of the fingernail or toenail rests that has a longitudinally ridged surface often visible through the nail also : matrix sense 1b.
Also Know, can the nail bed grow back? Your nails may grow into the surrounding skin, causing pain, swelling, and infection. Once your nail separates from its nail bed, for whatever reason, it will not reattach. Nails grow back slowly. It takes about 6 months for fingernails and up to 18 months for toenails to grow back attached to the nail bed.
Likewise, where is your nail bed located?
The cuticle is a layer of clear skin located along the bottom edge of your finger or toe. This area is known as the nail bed. The cuticle function is to protect new nails from bacteria when they grow out from the nail root.
How are your fingernails attached?
All nail growth occurs at the nail's base, where the specialized cells that make up the nail's plate are produced; these cells are pushed forward as new cells form behind them. The nail plate is also attached to the underlying, richly vascularized nail bed, which supplies the plate with necessary nutrients.