\sˌɛbəɹˈi͡ə], \sˌɛbəɹˈiə], \s_ˌɛ_b_ə_ɹ_ˈiə]\
Definitions of SEBORRHOEA
Sort: Oldest first
A chronic disease characterized by increased discharge of sebum, which collects upon the skin as dry but fatty, whitish or yellowish scales (S. sicca, S. squamosa, Pityriasis) or as a greasy coating (S. oleosa, S. adiposa). S. is usually accompanied by moderate itching or burning, but not by signs of inflammation. It occurs upon the scalp (S. capillitii), face (S. faciei), trunk (S. trunci, S. corporis), genitals ( S. genitalium), or the whole body (S. generalis, Ichthyosis sebacea, Cutis testacea). S. congestiva is lupus erythematosus or a state of s. preceding it. S. nigricans, chromidrosis. Treatment of s.: removal of scales by oily applications followed by soap and water; sulphur; in s. oleosa lotions of corrosive sublimate and naphthol or astringent dusting-powders.
By Alexander Duane
Word of the day
- An exaggerated p. reniformis curved in the form of a horseshoe. a peculiar form p. in some cases of twin pregnancy. formation in which the two placentae twin gestation are united by a strip of placental tissue.