melanosis


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mel·a·no·sis

 (mĕl′ə-nō′sĭs)
n. pl. mel·a·no·ses (-sēz)
Abnormally dark pigmentation of the skin or other tissues, resulting from a disorder of pigment metabolism. Also called melanism.

mel′a·not′ic (-nŏt′ĭk) adj.

melanosis

(ˌmɛləˈnəʊsɪs) or

melanism

n
(Pathology) pathol a skin condition characterized by excessive deposits of melanin
melanotic adj

mel•a•no•sis

(ˌmɛl əˈnoʊ sɪs)

n., pl. -ses (-siz)
1. abnormal deposition or development of black or dark pigment in the tissues.
2. a discoloration caused by this.
[1815–25; < Late Greek melánōsis a becoming black. See melano-, -osis]

melanosis

abnormal production and presence of melanin, a black pigment, in the body tissues. — melanotic, adj.
See also: Blackening and Blackness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.melanosis - a condition characterized by abnormal deposits of melanin (especially in the skin)
disease of the skin, skin disease, skin disorder - a disease affecting the skin
Translations

mel·a·no·sis

a. melanosis, condición que se caracteriza por la pigmentación oscura presente en varios tejidos y órganos.
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Otros procesos, como la vernix caseosa, el rubor generalizado, hipertricosis, melanosis pustulosa neonatal transitoria o la inestabilidad vasomotora cutanea, desapareceran a los pocos dias o semanas.
Entre los principales signos clinicos observados en los peces se encontraron melanosis (24.4%), abdomen abultado (10.6%), exoftalmia (8.3%) y ulceras en la piel (7.8%).
"Melanosis" (yes/no) was defined as any diffuse or spotted lesion characterized by dark pigmentation on the face, oral cavity, neck, upper and lower limbs, chest, or back.
The ultrastructre of the gingival epithelium in smokers melanosis. J Periodont Res 1984;19:177-181.
A wide variety of problems can mimic the visual signs of nonaccidental bruising, including dermal melanosis, vitamin K deficiency, leukemia, hemophilia, millipede secretions, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, dermatitis, lice, and more.
(10.) Chia PS, Leung C, Hsu YL, Lo Cy: An infant with transient neonatal pustular melanosis presenting as pustules.
Which of the following statements about racial melanosis is FALsE?
(41) Chronic use of these laxatives can cause melanosis coli, a darkening of the intestinal lining due to the accumulation of melanin.
Increased melanogenesis (melanosis esophagi) may be another cause that appears to be related to chronic esophagitis.
Objective: To determine the association of periorbital melanosis with pigmentary demarcation line-F.