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Age spot a.k.a. Liver spot: Liver spots are blemishes on the skin associated with aging and exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun. They range in color from light brown to red or black and are located in areas most often exposed to the sun, particularly the hands, face, shoulders, arms and forehead, and the scalp if bald.
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by Harvard Medical School
AGE SPOTS An age spot is a noncancerous brown or black spot on the skin that occurs as a result of sun exposure, usually in middle-aged or older people. VITILIGO In vitiligo, sections of skin stop producing the pigment melanin, resulting in ...
If Not Now, When? (2001)
Reclaiming Ourselves at Midlife by Stephanie Marston
Every wrinkle or every age spot is an attack on who we truly are. Consequently, our essential self feels at times like a stranger, someone we'd like to know, but not at the expense of our safety and security. It's no wonder that a woman ...
by Joseph Segen
See Age spot, Bald spot, Black spot, Blind spot, Cafeaulait spot, Horder spot, Hot spot, Liver spot, Milk spot, Mongolian ...
by Dawn Freshwater, Sian Masiln-Prothero
age spot: Senile lentigo; see under LENTIGO. ageusia (a-gu' -si-a ): Impairment or loss of the sense of taste. agglutination (a-gloo-ti-na' -shun): 1.
by Carol Turkington, Jeffrey S. Dover
lentigo, actinic lentigo, actinic Also known as a solar lentigo, age spot, or liver spot, this harmless small brown macule differs from a LENTIGO simplex by its larger size and by its appearance later in life on sun- exposed areas of skin, ...
by Houghton Mifflin Company, American Heritage
age spot (āj) n. See liver spot. a•geussia (3-gyöö'zho, -jöö'-)n, Loss of the sense of taste. -a- geu/sic (-zik, -sik) adj. ag°glu-ti-nant (3-glöot/n-ont) n. A substance that holds ...
by John A. Simpson, E. S. C. Weiner
age spot = liver spot s.v. LIVER n. 7; also fig. and transf., a sign of age. I955 Mademoiselle Jan. 44/3 (Advt.), These horrid *age spots. ..Weathered brown ...
Called also age spot, liver spot, senile l., and l. senilis. Len•ti•vi•ri•nae (len00tı ̆- vir-i0ne) the HIV-like viruses: a former subfamily of viruses of the family Retroviridae, containing the genus Lentivirus. Len•ti•vi•rus (len0tı ̆-vi00res) [L. lentus ...
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