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What is the dermis papillae?

What is the dermis papillae?

Dermal papillae: Are projections of the connective tissue of the skin into and around the top layers of the skin, the epidermis. Try to picture an egg carton - the dermal papillae are the parts of the carton that separate the eggs and keep them fron touching. The protrusions that hold the eggs are called rete ridges, and are part of the epidermis. ...Read more

Epidermis (Definition)

The outermost and nonvascular layer of the skin, derived from the embryonic ectoderm, varying in thickness from 0.07–1.4 mm. It comprises, from within outward, five layers: (1) basal layer (stratum basale), ; (2) prickle cell or spinous layer (stratum spinosum), (3) granular layer (stratum granulosum), (4) clear layer (stratum lucidum), and (5) ...Read more


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What is microdermabrasion?

What is microdermabrasion?

Skin layer removal: Microdermabrasion is a way of removing a thin layer of dirt and dead skin from your face. A spray of fine crystals or a wand imbedded with an abrasive material such as diamond dust is used along with gentle suction to mechanically scrape and clean the skin. The treatment increases circulation and stimulates collagen growth. There is almost no downtime and minimal discomfort. ...Read more

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What is juviderm?

What is juviderm?

Juvaderm: This is a hyluronic acid filler used to provide a temporary filling when injected beneath a wrinkle or depressed scar. ...Read more

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What is maxyderma?

What is maxyderma?

Myxedema: You mean myxedema. It is a condition of severe, usually untreated or mistreated hypothyroidism whicn is manifest by swell ing of the face, arms and legs. This condition can lead to myxedemic coma and death. ...Read more

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What is "keratoacanthoma"?

What is "keratoacanthoma"?

A skin cancer...: Most dermatopathologists consider keratoacanthoma a variant of squamous cell carcinoma and therefore they are usually fully excised (removed surgically). However, technically and historically the term refers to a specific skin tumor that has a high potential to spontaneously go away on its own. Not all will, so we usually don't wait to remove in the event they don't involute on their own. ...Read more

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What is funiculitis? What is the treatment?

What is funiculitis? What is the treatment?

Here are some...: Since funiculitis merely denotes the inflammation of a cordlike structure, which can be spermatic cord, umbilical cord, or nerve roots, would you please specify the site, features including its onset, duration, progress, evolution, etc. so to deduce right diagnosis for right treatment? How to do these correctly? Follow instructions in http://www.formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. Best wish... ...Read more

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What is skin cutaneous?

What is skin cutaneous?

Definition: Cutaneous is an adjective that means, "pertaining to skin.". ...Read more

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What is cellulotis?

What is cellulotis?

Skin infection: Cellulitis (not cellulotis) is an infection of the skin causing redness, warmth, swelling and tenderness. It involves the skin and subcutaneous tissues, and is most commonly caused by the skin bacteria staph or strep. Treatment is with antibiotics that are active against these bacteria. ...Read more

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What is skin grafting?

What is skin grafting?

Transplantation: Skin grafting is the transfer of viable tissue from one site to another, usually with the intention to heal a wound. ...Read more

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What is a lipoadenoma? What is the cure?

What is a lipoadenoma? What is the cure?

Benign fatty lesion: Most fatty lesions appearing in skin or in mesentery of bowel are benign lipomas. As they enlarge they can convert to a malignant liposarcoma. lipoadenoma. A benign circumscribed proliferation of glands and fat, the most common of which is the functionally hyperactive parathyroid lipoadenoma.. These are best treated by resecton ...Read more

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What is keratomalacia?

What is keratomalacia?

Keratomalacia: Keratomalacia is a non-specific term for thinning of the cornea. If you have this, you need close followup with your eye doctor. ...Read more

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What is morphea?

What is morphea?

Hard skin: It is hard inflammed skin on one or several body areas . Your dermatologist can diagnose it. ...Read more

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What is gangliocapsular bleed. What is treatment?

What is gangliocapsular bleed. What is treatment?

Brain hemorrhage: an intracerebral hemorrhage involving the basal ganglia and internal capsule, most commonly due to arterial hypertension or bleeding disorders. Treatment is aimed at the specific underlying cause. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: epidermis?

What is the definition or description of: epidermis?

See below: The outermost and nonvascular layer of the skin, derived from the embryonic ectoderm, varying in thickness from 0.07–1.4 mm. It comprises, from within outward, five layers: (1) basal layer (stratum basale), ; (2) prickle cell or spinous layer (stratum spinosum), (3) granular layer (stratum granulosum), (4) clear layer (stratum lucidum), and (5) horny layer (stratum corneum). ...Read more

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What is melanoma?

What is melanoma?

Skin cancer: Melanoma is a cancer that develops in the melanocytes, pigmented cells of the outer layer of skin. While it is related to sun and uv radiation, it is possible to get melanoma in areas that receive minimal sun exposure. Melanoma is generally considered the most dangerous form of skin cancer, more likely to metastasize than the more common basal or squamous cell cancers. ...Read more

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What is dermalipoatrophy?

What is dermalipoatrophy?

Jumbled term: Lipoatrophy is a condition where fatty tissues in one local or in generally have shrunken (atrophied) from their usual or expected state. Dermo- is derived from the greek meaning skin. I have never seen the terms strung together in that order & it doesn't appear in my dictionary as such, but you can get the idea behind it. ...Read more

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What is corynebacterium?

What is corynebacterium?

Diphtheria pathogen: Corynebacterium diphtheriae is the bacterium that causes diphtheria. ...Read more

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What is keratitis?

What is keratitis?

Corneal breakdown: Keratitis is the general term for anything which causes the surface of the cornea (the window in front of the eye) to breakdown. The causes are many and include dryness, infection and congenital defects of the cornea. Keratitis is usually painful, causes eye redness, and disturbs the vision. See your ophthalmologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What is dermatopathology?

What is dermatopathology?

Microscopic study: Dermatopathology is a subspecialty that focuses on the study of skin disorders at a microscopic and molecular level. Dermatopathologists are specialized in dermatology or anatomic pathology before subspecializing in dermatopathology. The most common type of work is studying skin biopsies or excisions under a microscope following histologic processing of the tissue. ...Read more

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