Dermatology - Animated Medical Dictionary

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The FOCUS Animated Pocket Dictionary of Dermatology, the first ever animated dictionary in the subject, fills that void quite effectively. A must-have resource for physicians and students who would greatly benefit from this module, it covers 82 dermatology related terms and definitions.

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Dermatology - Animated Medical Dictionary
  • Acne

    Acne is a common inflammatory skin disease characterized by pimples on the face, chest and back, that occur due to clogging of skin pores with oil, dead skin cells or bacteria.

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  • Albinism

    Albinism is a genetic disorder characterized by total or partial lack of melanin pigment production in the skin, hair or eyes. This results in discoloration of skin, grey hair and pink eye.

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  • Anagen

    Anagen is the active growth phase of the hair follicle during which new hair is formed. During this phase the cells at the root of the hair divide rapidly, adding to the hair shaft. Normally 90% of the hair follicles are found in this phase.

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  • Anthralin

    Anthralin is a topical medication prescribed for treating psoriasis and chronic dermatitis. It is also known as dithranol or cignolin. It aims at reducing inflammation and inhibiting the growth of skin cells during psoriasis.

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  • Aphthous ulcer

    Aphthous ulcer, commonly known as canker sore, is a type of mouth ulcer characterized by the presence of open sores due to a break in the mucous membrane. The sores are painful and are seen on the tongue, And the inner surface of cheeks and lips. Viral infections, hormonal imbalance, and food allergies can result in the formation of canker sores.

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  • Apocrine gland

    Apocrine glands are large, specialized glands generally associated with hair follicles, and found in the skin, breast, eyelid and ear. These glands produce odorless viscous secretions that take on a foul smell on contact with skin surface bacteria.

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  • Blackheads

    Blackheads or open comedones are caused when the openings become wider. Sebum and trapped dead skin cells are exposed to air, leading to oxidation of melanin, resulting in black coloration.

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  • Bowen's Disease

    Bowen's disease is a skin disorder characterized by pink to red colored scaly patches which become crusted, fissured or ulcerated. Damage to the skin due to chronic UV radiation, arsenic exposure, reduced activity of the immune system due to infections like AIDS, other viral infections, chronic skin injury and dermatoses are among the causes of Bowen's disease. In men, head, neck and extremities are commonly affected, where as lower limbs and cheeks are the commonly affected areas in women. Untreated cases of Bowmen’s disease may occasionally develop into skin cancer called squamous cell carcinoma.

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  • Candidiasis

    Candidiasis is a skin infection caused by the fungal organism, Candida albicans. It is also known as candida or thrush. The fungus affects the skin and mucous membranes of the mouth, digestive tract and vagina.

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  • Catagen

    Catagen is the transitional phase between growth and resting phases in a hair growth cycle. During this phase, changes take place in the structure of the hair follicle. Less than 1% of hair is in this phase which lasts for about 2–3 weeks.

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