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Acne vulgaris

Definition of the noun acne vulgaris

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  1. the most common form of acne; usually affects people from puberty to young adulthood
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic word: acne = an inflammatory disease involving the sebaceous glands of the skin

Alternative definition of the noun acne vulgaris


  1. [disease] An inflammatory disease of the skin, caused by changes in the pilosebaceous units.


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Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Skin and Skin Disorders, Third Edition (2009)

by Carol Turkington, Jeffrey S. Dover

ACNE, TREATMENT FOR; ACNE DETERGENS; ACNE FUL- MINANS; ACNE KELOIDALIS; ACNE MECHANICA; ACNE MYTHS; ACNE VULGARIS. acne, adult Pimples, pustules, and papules may be the bane of the teenage years, but they ...

Google previewNutrition and Diet Therapy Reference Dictionary (2012)

by Rosalinda T. Lagua, Virginia S. Claudio

Acne vulgaris ercise); and carbonic acid (as in respiratory disease). Acne vulgaris. Skin condition characterized by pimples or eruptions occurring most frequently on the face, back, and chest. An acne pimple is an obstructed and infected oil ...

Google previewAn Encyclopaedia of Medicine and Surgery (1885)

Acne vulgaris is a disease of the skin characterized by the appearance of nodules or pustules, caused by inflammation of the hair follicles and sebaceous glands. . Sym;>/am.r.-—It occurs in the same places as A. punctata and at the same time ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Modern Medicine (2010)

by Joseph Segen

See Acne arthritis, Acne vulgaris, Cystic acne acne rosacea Rosacea Dermatology An idiopathic skin disorder affecting lightskinned–of Celtic descent, middleaged–male more severely, women more commonly, characterized by chronic ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

acne vulgaris. See acne. Acne vulgaris on the forehead ( Callen et al, 2000) ACNN, abbreviation for Australian College of Neonatal Nurses. acorea /Ɨމk{rƝމۑ/[Gk, a, without, NRUƝ, pupil], an absence of the pupil of the ...

Google previewTaber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2017)

by Donald Venes

SYMPTOMS: Acne vulgaris is marked by either papules, comedones with black centers (pustules), or hypertrophied nodules caused by overgrowth of connective tissue. In the indurative type, the lesions are deep-seated and cause scarring.

Google previewDictionary of Obstetrics and Gynecology (1988)

by Christoph Zink

acne vulgaris (Lat. vulgaris ordinary): between the onset of puberty and the 25th year seborrhea in the skin areas rich in sebaceous glands (face, neck, chest, back) and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Global Health (2008)

by Yawei Zhang

symPtoms And dIAgnosIs Acne vulgaris can be expressed with varying degrees of severity, and is classified as mild, moderate, or severe (nodular-cystic) acne. Mild acne is characterized by the appearance of closed and open comedones, ...

Google previewThe Family Encyclopedia of Natural Healing (2000)

by John Heinerman, Lendon H. Smith

Symptoms Acne vulgaris is a simple pustular eruption of the skin, occurring primarily on the face, upper back, and chest, mainly during puberty ...

Google previewConcise Pocket Medical Dictionary (2015)

by UN Panda

Acne Vulgaris a. agminata Acnitis, an eruption of small dusky reddish papules on the face becoming pustular and followed by slight scarring. a. artificialis Produced by external irritants such as tar or drugs internally administered ...

Google previewWebster's New World Medical Dictionary, 3rd Edition (2009)

by WebMD

See also acne vulgaris. acne rosacea See rosacea. acne vulgaris The common form of acne, in teens and young adults, that is due to overactivity of the oil ( sebaceous) glands in the skin that become plugged and inflamed. Acne typically ...

Google previewMidline Medical Dictionary (2002)

by P. S. Rawat

Simplex, see Acne Vulgaris. A. Varioliformis, see Acne Atrophica. A. Vulgaris, common acne; acne simplex, common in adolescence appearing usually on face, neck and upper part of chest and ...

Google previewThe Practitioner's Medical Dictionary (1919)

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

acne varus; acne vulgaris; whelk ; stone pock; acne boutonneuse; acni eruptive, a., adenoid, ...

Google previewAn Illustrated Dictionary of Medicine, Biology and Allied Sciences (1899)

Including the Pronunciation, Accentuation, Derivation, and Definition of the Terms Used in Medicine, Anatomy, Surgery ... and the Various Sciences Closely Related to Medicine ... by George Milbry Gould

Acne vulgaris : Varus, a very common, usually chronic, inflammatory disease of the sebaceous glands, occurring mostly about the face, chest, and back. The lesions may be papular, pustular, or tubercular. It occurs usually between the ages of ...

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