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pso·ri·a·sis

 (sə-rī′ə-sĭs)
n.
A noncontagious inflammatory skin disease characterized by recurring reddish patches covered with silvery scales.

[Greek psōriāsis, itch, mange, from psōriān, to have the itch, from psōrā, itch.]

pso′ri·at′ic (sôr′ē-ăt′ĭk) adj.
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psoriasis

(səˈraɪəsɪs)
n
(Pathology) a skin disease characterized by the formation of reddish spots and patches covered with silvery scales: tends to run in families
[C17: via New Latin from Greek: itching disease, from psōra itch]
psoriatic adj
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pso•ri•a•sis

(səˈraɪ ə sɪs)

n.
a common chronic, inflammatory skin disease characterized by scaly patches.
[1675–85; < New Latin < Greek psōríāsis=psōriā-, variant s. of psōriân to have an itch (derivative of psṓra itch) + -sis -sis]
pso•ri•at•ic (ˌsɔr iˈæt ɪk, ˌsoʊr-) adj.
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psoriasis

A condition in which areas of skin thicken, redden, and often develop a silvery, scaled top layer. This develops because new cells are being produced at a faster rate than normal. The cause is unknown, but an attack can be triggered by stress or infection.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.psoriasis - a chronic skin disease characterized by dry red patches covered with scalespsoriasis - a chronic skin disease characterized by dry red patches covered with scales; occurs especially on the scalp and ears and genitalia and the skin over bony prominences
disease of the skin, skin disease, skin disorder - a disease affecting the skin
acanthosis - an abnormal but benign thickening of the prickle-cell layer of the skin (as in psoriasis)
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Translations

psoriasis

[səˈraɪəsɪs] Nsoriasis f
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psoriasis

nSchuppenflechte f, → Psoriasis f (spec)
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psoriasis

[sɒˈraɪəsɪs] npsoriasi f
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pso·ri·a·sis

n. psoriasis, dermatitis crónica que se manifiesta con manchas rojas cubiertas de escamas blancas;
___ annularis___ anular;
circular ______ pustular con pústulas;
___ universalis___ generalizada.
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psoriasis

n psoriasis f
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References in periodicals archive ?
The potential toxic effects of long term use of the classic antipsoriatics, prolonged continuous therapy, higher cost and low socio-economic conditions of patients obligate us to consider some cheaper older alternatives like colchicine.
Largely, traditional therapeutic agents target abnormal keratinocyte proliferation and differentiation or induced general immunosuppression, thereby producing temporary improvement, partial response, or serious adverse effects.2 In general, classic antipsoriatics have proven to be highly effective n the treatment of psoriasis.
Ultraviolet light has been used to treat drug-related psoriasis; (27) other treatments include topical corticosteroids and antipsoriatics. Consultation with a dermatologist is recommended.