acetowhitening

ac·e·to·whit·en·ing

(ă-sē'tō-wīt'en-ing),
Blanching of skin or mucous membranes, after application of 3-5% acetic acid solution, a sign of increased cellular protein and increased nuclear density; used particularly on genital skin and mucous membranes, including the uterine cervix, to identify zones of squamous cell change for biopsy and condyloma acuminatum for treatment.
[acetic acid + whitening]

ac·e·to·whit·en·ing

(ă-sē'tō-wīt'ĕn-ing)
Blanching of skin or mucous membranes after application of 3-5% acetic acid solution, a sign of increased cellular protein and increased nuclear density; used particularly on genital skin and mucous membranes, including the uterine cervix, to identify zones of squamous cell change for biopsy and condyloma acuminatum for treatment.
Synonym(s): cervicoscopy, visual inspection with acetic acid.
[acetic acid + whitening]
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Acetowhitening may be due to many causes other than dysplastic epithelium.
ImageSense is a tool for displaying areas of acetowhitening by producing a digital output depicting the color differences of the cervix before and after the application of acetic acid during a typical colposcopic exam.