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Language of Medicine Chapter 16-Abbreviations

Chabner's Language of Medicine, 9th edition. Abbreviations for Chapter 16- Skin/Integumentary system.
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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)
Bx
biopsy
Derm
dermatology
PPD
purified protein derivative- used in skin test for tuberculosis
PUVA
psoralen-ultraviolet A light therapy; treatment for psoriasis and other skin conditions.
SLE
systemic lupus erythematosis
SC
subcutaneous
DLE
discoid lupus erythematosus