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Definition of the noun actinic keratosis

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noun

  1. an overgrowth of skin layers resulting from extended exposure to the sun
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic word: keratosis = a skin condition marked by an overgrowth of layers of horny skin

Alternative definition of the noun actinic keratosis

noun

  1. [medicine] A lesion on the skin, typically on the upper portion of the head, characterized by discolored, thickened or scaly growths of keratin, caused by exposure to the sun; common in fair-complected people of a certain age. They are precancerous.

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

by Carol Turkington, Jeffrey S. Dover

ACTINIC KERATOSIS (a sun-induced premalignant condition characterized by redness and swelling), BASAL CELL CARCINOMA, and SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA. All these ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Molecular Mechanisms of Disease (2009)

With 213 Tables by Florian Lang

Actinic Keratosis...

Solar keratosis; Senile keratosis; On the lip: Actinic cheilitis Definition and Characteristics Actinic keratosis (AK) is a common sun-induced precancerous neoplasm of epidermal keratinocytes confined to the epidermis.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Men's Health (2005)

by Glenn S. Rothfeld, Deborah S. Romaine

actinic keratosis A skin condition in which overexposure to the sun causes patches of rough, thickened skin that are at high risk for becoming cancerous. The patches typically start ...

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

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

See also actinic keratosis. actinic conjunctivitis [Gk, actis, ray + L, conjunctivus, connecting; Gk, itis, inflammation], an inflammation of the conjunctiva caused by exposure to the ultraviolet radiation (UV) of sunlight or other UV sources, such as ...

Google previewTaber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2017)

by Donald Venes

ACTINIC KERATOSIS Actinic skin damage on forehead and scalp TREATMENT: Liquid nitrogen destroys these lesions and prevents them from progressing to other cancers of the skin. SYN: solar k. SEE: sunscreen. k. follicularis Darier's ...

Google previewMosby's Dental Dictionary (2013)

by Elsevier, Mosby

Actinic keratosis. (Neville et al., 2009) keratosis blennorrhagia (blen′ərā′j ēə), n a skin condition found in Reiter's syndrome characterized by pustules and crusting; once incorrectly associated with gonorrhea; more recently considered a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cancer (2011)

by Manfred Schwab

Geloslin Actinic Keratosis Definition Scaly, erythematous patches found on the skin in sun-exposed areas. Radiation-induced keratosis (homification) of the skin. It represents a precancerous lesion also known as solar keratosis or senile ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences (2016)

Actinic Keratosis Ointment Actinic (or solar) keratosis is a UV-induced disorder manifesting in skin lesions that are often called 'precancers' because they can advance to squamous cell carcinomas. Existing typical therapy has been the topical ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2016)

by Mosby

See also actinic keratosis. actinic keratosis, a slowly developing, localized thickening and scaling of the outer layers of the skin as a result of chronic, prolonged exposure to the sun. It is more common in the fair skinned and elderly. It usually is ...

Google previewMosby's Medical Dictionary (2016)

by Mosby

See also actinic keratosis. actinic keratosis, a slowly developing, localized thickening and scaling of the outer layers of the skin as a result of chronic, prolonged exposure to the sun. It is more common in the fair skinned and elderly. It usually is ...

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions - E-Book (2013)

by Mosby

aminolevulinic acid, a photochemotherapeutic agent used to treat nonhyperkeratotic actinic keratosis of the face and scalp. aminolevulinic acid ( ALA)1 /am'inolev'%lin'ik/, the aliphatic precursor of heme. It may be detected in the urine of some ...

Google previewThe Doctors' Dictionary, 2nd edition (2011)

A medical dictionary written by a doctor for doctors by Joseph C Segen

See Chemical deficiency chemical peel Chemexfoliation A technique in which phenol or trichloroacetic acid–TCA is “painted” on elderly sunexposed skin covered by extensive premalignant actinic keratosis. See Actinic keratosis. Cf Laser ...

Google previewThe Illustrated Doctors Dictionary (2011)

A medical dictionary written by a doctor for doctors, now illustrated by Joseph C Segen

See Chemical deficiency chemical peel Chemexfoliation A technique in which phenol or trichloroacetic acid–TCA is “painted” on elderly sunexposed skin covered by extensive premalignant actinic keratosis. See Actinic keratosis. Cf Laser ...

Google previewBlackie’s Dictionary of Biology (2000)

by Blackie

Acid–base balance Actinic keratosis of nitrogen and sulfur oxides. This deposition occurs due to volcanoes, decaying vegetation, and mainly emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides from fossil fuel combustion. The condition that exists ...

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Elliptical excision from the forehead of a 79-year-old man with a history of numerous squamous and basal cell carcinomas of sun-exposed sites.

Hematoxylin/eosin, 40X.

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