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Definition of the noun acantholysis
What does acantholysis mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: -
- a breakdown of a cell layer in the epidermis (as in pemphigus)
Alternative definition of the noun acantholysis
- [medicine] The loss of intercellular connections, resulting in loss of cohesion between keratinocytes, seen in diseases such as pemphigus vulgaris.
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by K. V.F. Jubb
Acantholysis is a loss of cohesion between epidermal cells resulting in intraepidermal clefts, vesicles, and bullae (Fig. 5.8). This process may also involve the outer root sheath of hair follicles and glandular ductal epithelium. Acantholysis is ...
Practical Dermatopathology (2012)
by Ronald P. Rapini
Acantholysis Acantholysis is the loss of cohesion between keratinocytes as a result of dissolution of intercellular connections, sometimes resulting in an intraepidermal vesicle.
by David E. Elder, Rosalie Elenitsas, Bernett L. Johnson, George F. Murphy
Acantholysis is the most prominent feature. The pattern may resemble that of pemphigus vulgaris, pemphigus vegetans, pemphigus foliaceus, or benign familial pemphigus (45).Acantholysis may be combined with dyskeratosis, in which case ...
Part Two Studies in Major Organ Systems by K. D. Rainsford, G. P. Velo
Acantholysis is a typical though not pathognomonic histological abnormality of pemphigus that is also to be seen in ...
A Pathologist's Survival Guide by Steven D. Billings, Jenny Cotton
Acantholysis is the result of loss of appropriate keratinocyte–keratinocyte adherence. This adherence is mediated by tight junctions, adherens junctions, gap junctions, and desmosomes. Desmosomes are critical to keratinocyte adhesion, and ...
by J. Reinert, H. Ursprung
Acantholysis is a condition, of multiple origin, in which the epidermis loses its compact histological structure and fluid spaces (blisters) appear. WILGRAM and CAULFIELD (1965) studying a variety of acantholytic diseases, reported graded ...
Medicine, Internal medicine by Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Acantholysis: Acantholysis is the loss of intercellular connections resulting in loss of cohesion between keratinocytes, seenin diseases such as pemphigus vulgaris . This histological feature is also seen in herpes simplex infections (HSV 1 and ...
Medicine, Internal medicine by Cram101 Textbook Reviews
acantholysis: Acantholysis is the loss of intercellular connections, such as desmosomes, ...
USMLE Images for the Boards (2012)
A Comprehensive Image-Based Review by Amber S. Tully, James S. Studdiford
Definitive diagnosis via punch biopsy □ Treatment with corticosteroids and immunosuppressive drugs □ Acantholysis is the breaking apart of epidermal cells. □ Both cutaneous and mucosal lesions □ Flaccid bullae □ Positive Nikolsky sign ...
by Robert E. J. Ryder, M. Afzal Mir, E. Anne Freeman
Acantholysis is a characteristic histological feature. Nikolsky's sign* is invariably present. Immunofluorescence of biopsy shows intercellular immunoglobulins ( usually IgG) and/or complement factor C3. Pemphigoid: the site of the blisters is at ...
Edinburgh Medical Journal (1906)
While acantholysis is a condition precedent to almost all bullous diseases, ...
by C.L. Berry
Acantholysis is a recognised feature of dermatitis herpetiformis, but is nota primary cause of blister formation. The acantholytic cells are seen either as single cells or in clumps, and are only seen in vesiclesor bullae in which polymorphs are ...
by Jonathan J. Dutton, Gregg S. Gayre, Alan D. Proia
Acantholysis is the loss of cohesion between epidermal (or epithelial) cells leading to the formation of intraepidermal clefts, vesicles, or bullae. Primary acantholysis results from dissolution or separation of the desmosomes ...
acantholysis (ak-an-tholis-is) (Gr. 5xav6a ...
A Dictionary of Medicine (1894)
Including General Pathology, General Therapeutics, Hygiene, and the Diseases of Women and Children by Sir Richard Quain
ACANTHOLYSIS. — An acanthosis characterized by separation of the upper layers of the epidermis — as pemphigus essentialis and gangrsena cachectica infantum. ACANTHOMA. — Hyperplasia of the prickle-cell layer of the epidermis.
by Christopher Heath
Acantholysis, ii. 180 Acarus ...
by Robley Dunglison
bullo 'sa, acantholysis bullosa. Epider'mophyte (epidermis +phylon, vegetable) . Vegetable parasite of the skin. Epidermoph yton. Microsporon furfur. E. galli'- nse, fungus like Achorion schoenleinii, producing favus in fowls. Epider'mose.
Containing All the Words and Phrases Generally Used in Medicine and the Allied Sciences, with Their Proper Pronunciation, Derivation, and Definition by George Milbry Gould, Richard John Ernst Scott
acantholysis (ak-an-thol'-is-is) [axavBa., prickle; Xfott, a loosening, a wasting]. Any skin disease in which there is an atrophy of the prickle-layer, u. bullosa, see epidermolysis. acanthoma (ak-an-tho' ...
by Thomas Lathrop Stedman
acantholysis bullosa ; a condition of the skin, hereditary in origin, in which large bulla; are produced by slight mechanical irritation. Epldermoph'yton [epidermis + G. phyton, plant.] A genus of fungi, separated by Sabouraud from Trichophyton ...
An Illustrated Dictionary of Medicine, Biology and Allied Sciences, Including the Pronunciation... (1903)
by George Milbry Gould
Acantholysis (a/e~an-t/zol/-zs- z's) ...
A Vocabulary of the Terms Used in Medicine, and the Allied Sciences, with Their Pronunciation, Etymology, and Signification, Including Much Collateral Information of a Descriptive and Encyclopedic Character by Henry Ware Cattell
acantholysis (ak-an-thol'is-is) [Gr. ixarBa prickle + \bots a loosening). Atrophy and detachment of the prickle layer of the skin (Auspitz). acanthoma (ak-an-tho' mah), pi. acanthi) 'mala [(Jr. hnavBa prickle + o/io tumor]. A tumor or excessive ...
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Scrabble value of A1C3A1N1T1H4O1L1Y4S1I1S1
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