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Age spot


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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Google previewHarvard Medical School Family Health Guide (2005)

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 ...

Google previewIf 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 ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Modern Medicine (2010)

by Joseph Segen

See Age spot, Bald spot, Black spot, Blind spot, Cafeaulait spot, Horder spot, Hot spot, Liver spot, Milk spot, Mongolian ...

Google previewBlackwell's Nursing Dictionary (2013)

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.

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

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, ...

Google previewThe American Heritage Medical Dictionary (2008)

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 ...

Google previewOxford English Dictionary Additions Series (1997)

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 ...

Google previewDorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary (2011)

by Dorland

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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