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Definitions of PSORIASIS
- 2010 - New Age Dictionary Database
- 2010 - Medical Dictionary Database
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1898 - Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today.
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
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A cutaneous disease, characterized by imbricated silvery scales, affecting only the superficial layers of the skin.
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A common genetically determined, chronic, inflammatory skin disease characterized by rounded erythematous, dry, scaling patches. The lesions have a predilection for nails, scalp, genitalia, extensor surfaces, and the lumbosacral region. Accelerated epidermopoiesis is considered to be the fundamental pathologic feature in psoriasis.
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By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By William R. Warner
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
A cutaneous affection, consisting of patches of rough, amorphous scales; continuous, or of indeterminate outline; skin often chappy. Psoriasis occurs under a considerable variety of forms. The surface, under the scales, is more tender and irritable than in lepra, which psoriasis, in some respects resembles. Dr. Willan has given names to eleven varieties of psoriasis: the chief of which are the Psoriasis gutta'ta, P. diffu'sa (one form of which is the Baker's Itch and Grocer's Itch; and another, the Washerwoman's Scall), the P. gyra'ta, and P. invetera'ta seu Psora a'gria. The treatment of irritable psoriasis must be antiphlogistic, with the internal use of the fixed alkalies, sulphur, &c. They do better without any local application. The more local and less inflammatory are ameliorated by emollient and soothing applications; or by slightly stimulating means, sea-bathing, the Ung. hydrarg. nitricooxyd., Ung. oxidi zinci, &c.
By Robley Dunglison
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland