senile keratosis

A precancerous condition of thick, scaly patches of skin. Also called solar keratosis and actinic keratosis.

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  • senile keratosis — solar keratosis actinic k …   Medical dictionary

  • Keratosis — A localized overgrowth of the upper layer of skin. Common forms of keratosis include aging (senile keratosis) and sun exposure (actinic keratosis). * * * Any lesion on the epidermis marked by the presence of circumscribed overgrowths of the horny …   Medical dictionary

  • keratosis — keratosic, keratotic /ker euh tot ik/, adj. /ker euh toh sis/, n., pl. keratoses / seez/. Pathol. 1. any skin disease characterized by a horny growth, as a wart. 2. any horny growth. Also, keratoma. [1880 85; KERAT + OSIS] * * * ▪ …   Universalium

  • Keratosis, senile — Thickening of the skin that is associated with old age. The raised spots are usually red, or may match the skin but look leathery and wart like …   Medical dictionary

  • actinic keratosis — A precancerous condition of thick, scaly patches of skin. Also called solar keratosis and senile keratosis …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • solar keratosis — A precancerous condition of thick, scaly patches of skin. Also called actinic keratosis and senile keratosis …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • Actinic keratosis — A small rough spot on skin chronically exposed to the sun, precancerous, can develop into a skin cancer called squamous cell carcinoma, a process that typically takes years. Actinic keratoses occur most frequently in fair skinned people. Common… …   Medical dictionary

  • List of cutaneous conditions — This is an incomplete list, which may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness. You can help by expanding it with reliably sourced entries. See also: Cutaneous conditions, Category:Cutaneous conditions, and ICD 10… …   Wikipedia

  • List of oncology-related terms — This is a list of terms related to oncology. The original source for this list was the U.S. National Cancer Institute s public domain Dictionary of Cancer Terms . NOTOC 1 * 10 propargyl 10 deazaaminopterin * 12 O tetradecanoylphorbol 13 acetate * …   Wikipedia

  • SK — Abbreviation for streptokinase. * * * seborrheic keratosis; senile keratosis; Sloan Kettering [Institute for Cancer Research]; spontaneous killer * * * SK abbr streptokinase * * * streptokinase …   Medical dictionary

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