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  1. an abnormal but benign thickening of the prickle-cell layer of the skin (as in psoriasis)

Phrases with acanthosis

  1. acanthosis nigricans
  2. Genus Acanthosis

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Google previewVulvar Pathology (2014)

by Mai P. Hoang, Maria Angelica Selim

acanthosis is a common feature of syphilis, and in these cases plasma cells are almost always seen in the inflammatory infiltrate. Many other infectious diseases including viral, bacterial, and fungal infections ...

Google previewRadiology of the Pharynx and the Esophagus (2012)

by Olle Ekberg

Glycogenic Acanthosis Glycogenic acanthosis is a benign disorder in which glycogen accumulates in the squamous epithelial cell lining of the esophagus. It is a common degenerative condition, occurring primarily in middle-aged or elderly ...

Google previewDermatology Postgraduate MCQs and Revision Notes (2010)

by James Halpern, Asad Salim, Celia Moss

Acanthosis is a thickened spinous layer of the epidermis and usually occurs alongside hyperkeratosis, a thickened stratum corneum layer. 216 A. Erythema multiforme In this question the pathological description 230 Dermatology ...

Google previewThe Hot Springs Medical Journal (1900)

But the acanthosis is the primary pathologic change, and not the increase in height of the papillae, which is a result and secondary. The acanthomata, which are here discussed, are some of those with which we all are familiar, but as names ...

Google previewDIESEASES OF THE SKIN (1915)


Acanthosis is the term applied by Unna to a true hypertrophy of the prickle layer, such as occurs in many benign new growths of epithelial origin. The horny layer may be thickened, but the basal layer remains normal. This condition is also very ...

Google previewHistology for Pathologists (2016)

Medicine, Internal medicine by CTI Reviews

Glycogenic acanthosis is a nodular appearance of the mucosa of the esophagus. It is seen incidentally in 3.5% of gastroscopies. It is also a common finding during fluoroscopic studies of the esophagus. The phrenoesophageal ligament is the ...

Google previewDiseases of the skin (1915)

by Henry Honeyman Hazen

Acanthosis is the term applied by Unna to a true hypertrophy of the prickle layer, such as occurs in many benign new growths of epithelial origin. The horny layer may be thickened, but the basal layer remains normal. This condition is also very ...

Google previewA System of Clinical Medicine Dealing with the Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Treatment of Disease (1912)

For Students and Practitioners by Thomas Dixon Savill

Acanthosis is a term applied to the increased proliferation of the prickle cells by increased mitosis (karyokinesis), resulting in an increased thickness in the epithelial layers of the cuticle. 2 and 3 are found in all kinds of eczema, 2 chiefly in dry ...

Google previewDermatology

by Jean L. Bolognia, Joseph L. Jorizzo, Ronald P. Rapini

Acanthosis is a thickened malpighian (spinous) layer. Hyperkeratosis and acanthosis usually occur together, especially in chronic conditions. There are exceptions (lichen sclerosus, for example, often has hyperkeratosis with spinous layer ...

Google previewIllustrated Encyclopedia of Dermatology (2012)

by Lionel Fry, Fenella Wojnarowska, Parvin Shahrad

acanthosis. nigricans. This develops in adult life usually in late middle age or old age. It is a manifestation of malignancy, usually carcinoma of the stomach, or sometimes of breast or lung. Other adenocarcinomas and lymphomas are more ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Endocrine Diseases and Disorders (2005)

by William A. Petit, William A. Jr Petit, Christine A. Adamec

acanthosis nigricans A hereditary skin condition that is commonly found among patients with severe INSULIN RESISTANCE (a condition in which the body is not able to use the insulin produced efficiently and, thus, attempts to overcome this ...

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

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

acanthosis /akމۑnthǀމsis/[Gk, akantha + osis, ...

Google previewConcise Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

Acanthosis nigricans is characterized by papillomatous growths, mainly in the armpits, neck, and groin, giving the skin a pigmented appearance and a velvety thickened texture. It may be associated with internal malignancy. Pseudoacanthosis ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Parasitology: A-M (2008)

by Heinz Mehlhorn, Horst Aspöck

Acanthosis. Acaridae. Symptom in ->onchocerciasis, with thickening of the epidermis and increased melanin in the upper dermis; skin thickening in Scabies ->Sarcopfes. Acanthostomum. >Acarina. Acarina. >Digenea. Classification Order of ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders and Birth Defects (2009)

by James Wynbrandt, Mark D. Ludman

acanthosis nigricans A hereditary skin disorder characterized by patches of gray or black, rough or velvety skin with a burned appearance, found around skin folds , most often about the armpits. The lesions tend to be symmetrical (that is, ...

Google previewBlack's Veterinary Dictionary (2015)

Acanthosis. Nigricans. A chronic condition of the skin, the primary form mainly found mainly in shorthaired dogs, especially Dachshunds. The secondary form is seen in obesity, nutritional and endocrine disorders. The skin becomes thickened ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Modern Medicine (2010)

by Joseph Segen

acanthosis. nigricans. Dermatology A condition characterized by hyperkeratosis and papillomatosis Forms Malignant–associated with cancer–eg, gastric cancer, but also rarely Hodgkin's disease, or bone cancer; inherited; ...

Google previewBlack’s Medical Dictionary (2017)

by Harvey Marcovitch

Acanthosis. Nigricans. A darkly pigmented warty skin change, usually occurring around the neck and armpit. It may be inherited but can also develop when a person gets a cancer called adenocarcinoma – usually of the stomach (see ...

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

by Mosby

AC acanthosis nigricans AC, 1. abbreviation for alternating current. 2. abbreviation for accommodative convergence. See AC/A ratio. a.c., (in prescriptions) denoting a Latin phrase meaning “before meals.” Abbreviation for ante cibum. A-C ...

Google previewBlack's Medical Dictionary (2005)

by Bloomsbury Publishing

Acanthosis nigricans is a darkly pigmented ver- rucous skin change, usually occurring around the neck and axilla. It may be inherited but is most commonly acquired, and is associated with adenocarcinoma – usually of the stomach (see ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Obesity (2008)

by Kathleen Keller

Metabolic abnormalities, also seen in obesity, in familial lipodystrophy include diabetes mellitus, insulin resistance, hypertriglyceridemia, low plasma highdensity lipoprotein, acanthosis nigricans, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Neuropsychological Disorders (2012)

by Arthur MacNeill Horton

glioblastoma, head serum IL-6 and neck Paraneoplastic Dermatologic and Rheumatologic Syndromes Acanthosis Adenocarcinoma of abdominal Velvety, hyperpigmented skin Skin biopsy: histology shows Topical corticosteroids nigricans ...

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

by Mosby

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