excoriation


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excoriation

 [ek″sko-re-a´shun]
a scratch or abrasion of the skin.

ex·co·ri·a·tion

(eks-kō'rē-ā'shŭn),
A scratch mark; a linear break in the skin surface, usually covered with blood or serous crusts.
[L. excorio, to skin, strip, fr. corium, skin, hide]

excoriation

/ex·co·ri·a·tion/ (eks-ko″re-a´shun) any superficial loss of substance, as that produced on the skin by scratching.

excoriation

[ekskôr′ē·ā′shən]
Etymology: L, excoriare, to flay
an injury to a surface of the body caused by trauma, such as scratching, abrasion, or a chemical or thermal burn.
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Excoriations from tree branch scratches

ex·co·ri·a·tion

(eks-kōr'ē-ā'shŭn)
A scratch mark; a linear break in the skin surface, usually covered with blood or serous crusts.
[L. excorio, to skin, strip, fr. corium, skin, hide]

excoriation

An abrasive or tearing injury to the surface of the body.

excoriation

self-induced linear scratch or damage to skin

excoriation (ek·skōrˈ·ē·āˑ·shn),

n any surface injury to the skin; may be caused by scratches, chemical or thermal burns, and abrasions.
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Excoriation.

ex·co·ri·a·tion

(eks-kōr'ē-ā'shŭn)
Scratch mark; linear break in skin surface, usually covered with blood or serous crusts.
[L. excorio, to skin, strip, fr. corium, skin, hide]

excoriation

superficial traumatic abrasions and scratches which remove some of the skin substance. Commonly caused in animals by rubbing or scratching pruritic skin.
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I fail to see why the abuse and excoriation should end.
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The primary endpoint was a summary score for erythema, edema/papulation, oozing/crust, excoriation and lichenification according to a 4-point scale.
If they are left until the build up of faeces is such that simple cleaning cannot remove it, then excoriation of the skin is inevitable.
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Gay bigots deserve excoriation for the base meanness of their hypocrisy.
This stage should not be used to describe skin tears, tape burns, perineal dermatitis, maceration or excoriation.