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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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Psychiatric evaluation of patients with psoriasis vulgaris and chronic urticaria.
Psoriasis vulgaris Males Females 65 31(47.6%) 12 19 No.
This phase II trial compared the efficacy and tolerability of an aerosol foam formulation of the fixed combination calcipotriene 0.005% (Cal) plus betamethasone dipropionate 0.064% (BD) with the Cal/BD ointment as a first-line treatment for psoriasis vulgaris.
Psoriasis (psoriasis vulgaris) is reportedly a chronic inflammatory skin disease characterised by red, scaly, raised plaques.
[ClickPress, Tue Sep 10 2013] Global Markets Direct's, 'Plaque Psoriasis (Psoriasis Vulgaris) - Pipeline Review, H2 2013', provides an overview of the indication's therapeutic pipeline.
Psoriasis vulgaris, chronic (atopic) eczema, hand and foot eczema, skin cornification disorders (ichthyosis), infectious skin diseases, and itching (pruritus and prurigo) are therefore covered as the main dermatological areas of application for the iodine-sulfur springs.
The patient was a known case of psoriasis vulgaris since 15 years.