Language of Medicine Chapter 16-Abbreviations

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Chabner's Language of Medicine, 9th edition. Abbreviations for Chapter 16- Skin/Integumentary system.


Characteristics associated with melanoma

Characteristic A

assymetry of shape

Characteristic B

border (irregularity)

Characteristic C

color (variation within one lesion)

Characteristic D

diameter (greater than 6mm)

Characteristic E

evolution (change)




purified protein derivative- used in skin test for tuberculosis


psoralen-ultraviolet A light therapy; treatment for psoriasis and other skin conditions.


systemic lupus erythematosis




discoid lupus erythematosus

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