acral


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acral

 [ak´ral]
pertaining to or affecting a limb or apex.

ac·ral

(ak'răl),
Relating to or affecting the peripheral parts, for example, limbs, fingers, ears, etc.
[G. akron, extremity]

acral

/ac·ral/ (ak´ral) pertaining to or affecting a limb or other extremity.

acral

[ak′rəl]
Etymology: Gk, akron, extremity
pertaining to an extremity or apex.

acral

adjective Referring to the extremities, especially the distal extremities.

ac·ral

(ak'răl)
Relating to or affecting the peripheral parts, e.g., limbs, fingers, ears, and other body parts.
[G. akron, extremity]

acral

of limb extremities

ac·ral

(ak'răl)
Relating to peripheral body parts.
[G. akron, extremity]

acral

affecting the extremities.

acral lick dermatitis
a skin disorder in dogs caused by their licking of a localized area of skin, usually on the lower limbs and particularly over the carpus or metatarsal region. The initiating cause is believed to be psychological but the area quickly becomes traumatized, often secondarily infected, and apparently pruritic which serves to intensify the licking and worsening of the lesion. Called also neurodermatitis, acral pruritic nodule, acropruritic nodule or granuloma, acral lick granuloma.
acral mutilation syndrome
see hereditary sensory neuropathy.
acral pruritic nodule
see acral lick dermatitis.
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These findings in addition to shared epidemiologic features such as mid-adult age, acral location (especially ankle, foot, and leg), and tendency for local recurrence supported the notion that HFLT and MIFS were related entities.
Study group includes patients with acral vitiligo for more than 1 year and resistant to medical therapy.
5-7) This proposal is supported by the propensity of the syndrome to occur in acral areas with a high concentration of eccrine glands, such as the palms, soles, and intertriginious areas.
Fibromixoma acral superficial, un tumor periungueal CD34 positivo.
Acral sclerosis and leukoderma in a melanoma patient treated with interferon alpha and interleukin-2.
This condition, also known as bullous disease of diabetes, is characterized by abrupt development of noninflammatory bullae on acral areas in patients with diabetes.
Despues de las primeras seis semanas de tratamiento bien tolerado con BIBF-1120 y paclitaxel con buena respuesta oncologica, presento alopecia del cuero cabelludo, marcada neuropatia sensitiva acral y onicolisis distal solo en las unas de las manos.
The disease phenotype is characterized by an increased incidence of trauma induced acral blisters.
Acral lentiginous malignant melanoma occurs on the palms or soles, or near or under the nails.
Canine Acral Lick Dermatitis (ALD) also known as lick granuloma or canine neurodermatitis and is defined as injury to skin caused by chronic licking ('Acral' pertains to or affects a limb or other extremity).
They may also arise in other areas such as the neck, oral cavity, genitalia, trunk, extremities, and acral sites (2).
Urinary incontinence, constipation, acral lick granuloma, dermatological conditions, stress, paralysis, vestibular diseases are other conditions.