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What is the definition or description of: Baby presenting head first?

What is the definition or description of: Baby presenting head first?

Cephalic presentatio: Baby presenting head first = cephalic presentation = fetal position in womb with head entering pelvis first. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: skin injury from scratching?

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What is the definition or description of: skin injury from scratching?

Scratching: Scratching is one form of skin injury caused as a result of the aggressive force used upon outer layers of the skin. Skin injuries are associated with mechanical, thermal and environmental causes. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: dry skin?

What is the definition or description of: dry skin?

Xerosis: Skin lacking adequate moisture feels tight and uncomfortable. This can result from impaired lipid production within the skin leading to water loss. Patients with eczema are prone to dry skin. Other possible causes include low environmental humidity, excessive use of soap, or internal causes such as hypothyroidism. Application of moisturizing cream or ointment immediately after bathing can help. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Skin odor?

What is the definition or description of: Skin odor?

Skin odor: Skin odor = unpleasant smell from the tissue that forms the outermost layer of the body. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Blue skin?

Blue skin: Is a bluish discoloration of the body's outer layer of tissue. Skin may be blue due to cyanosis (poor blood circulation or low oxygen levels). Some areas of skin may appear blue due to a bruise or in the area of a vein. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Soft skin?

What is the definition or description of: Soft skin?

Soft skin: Gentle, smooth texture to most external layer of tissue covering the body. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Skin tags?

What is the definition or description of: Skin tags?

Skin tags: Skin tags (acrochordons) are soft outpouchings of skin that may be caused by skin friction. They may grown under the arms or breasts & on neck, upper chest or groin. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Thin skin?

Thin Skin: Skin is the outer layer of tissue on the body. Thin skin means that there is little depth or thickness. However, this may be referring to being overly -sensitive to criticism or input from others. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Cold skin?

Cold Skin: Skin is the most exterior tissue that covers the body. Cold skin is when the temperature of skin drops. There are a number of potential medical reasons that this can occur. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Oily skin?

Oily skin: Oily skin = excess sebum secretions on the outer most tissue covering the body. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Flaky skin?

What is the definition or description of: Flaky skin?

Flaky skin: Skin is the outermost tissue covering the body. Flaky skin can break off in thin, small pieces of tissue. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Shiny skin?

What is the definition or description of: Shiny skin?

Shiny skin: Glossy external layer of tissue covering the body. Skin may have a glossy appearance due to edema or with conditions like Scleroderma, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy or Peripheral Vascular Disease. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Loose skin?

Loose skin: Dermatochalasis - outermost layer of tissue covering the body may hang is folds due lack of elastic fibers. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Thick skin?

What is the definition or description of: Thick skin?

Thick skin: The term thick skinned is used to refer to someone who is not easily upset by criticism. Some have used it to describe lack of empathy. A more literal definition is increased depth of the tissue lining the outer body. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Small head?

What is the definition or description of: Small head?

See below: Head circumference of less than 5th percentile for postnatal age of index patient ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: head trauma?

What is the definition or description of: head trauma?

Head injury: Any injury to the face, skull, or brain as a result of blunt force, or penetrating trauma. It can also occur due to rapid acceleration or deceleration forces. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Bronze skin?

Bronze skin color: May be caused by Adrenal insufficiency, Primary Adrenal Insufficiency, Adrenal hyperplasia, Adrenoleukodystrophy, Wilson’s Disease, Biliary cirrhosis, Malnutrition, Chronic kidney failure &
Celiac Disease. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Velvety skin?

Velvety skin: Skin is the outermost tissue covering the body. Velvety skin may be soft skin. Acanthosis nigricans has dark patches of skin with a velvet- like texture. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Head jerking?

What is the definition or description of: Head jerking?

Head jerking: = involuntary twisting/ turning of head which may be seen with tics. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Flushed skin?

Flushed skin =: Flushed skin is reddening of skin (that sometimes accompanies strong emotions). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: skin growths?

What is the definition or description of: skin growths?

Moles, warts, etc: Skin growths include warts, moles, skin tags, tumors, or anything extra on top of the skin. Depending on the diagnosis is how to treat it. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: skin removal?

Skin removal: This question is misleading. Did you mean skin tag removal? If so, this involves either scissors or a scalpel to remove a protruding piece of skin. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Skin cracking?

Skin cracking: Fissuring in outermost layer of tissue covering the body. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Stretchy skin?

Stretchy skin: Stretchy skin can be related to increased elasticity of the outermost tissue covering the body. In Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS) collagen & connective tissues may be weak - causing stretchy skin. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: skin resurfacing?

Skin resurfacing: As skin ages it goes through various changes that makes it look older. Skin resurfacing is a technique (usual with a laser) that removes the top layers of skin. That stimulates the skin to produce younger looking, healthier skin. The key is to go to a qualified cosmetic surgeon to be sure that the treatment is right for you and to be sure that it is performed properly. ...Read more

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