ultraviolet lamp

(redirected from Wood's light)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to Wood's light: erythrasma
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ultraviolet lamp - any source of illumination that emits ultraviolet radiationultraviolet lamp - any source of illumination that emits ultraviolet radiation
mercury-vapor lamp - ultraviolet lamp that emits a strong bluish light (rich in ultraviolet radiation) as electric current passes through mercury vapor
source of illumination - any device serving as a source of visible electromagnetic radiation
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
An additional tool to aid in diagnosis is the use of a Wood's light. The lesions of PMH characteristically show punctiform orangered follicular fluorescence when exposed to a Wood's light, indicating the presence of a porphyrin-producing organism, presumably P.
Diagnosis can generally be made clinically and confirmed by the golden yellow fluorescence of lesions on Wood's light examination.
Friedlander advises that a history and Wood's light exam can offer earlier clues.
By using Wood's light examination melasma can be classified into four types (1-Epidermal, 2Dermal, 3-Mixed and 4-Indeterminate).