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macule

 [mak´ūl]
a macula.

mac·u·la

, pl.

mac·u·lae

(mak'yū-lă, -ū-lē),
1. A circumscribed flat area, up to 1 cm in diameter, differing perceptibly in color from the surrounding tissue.
See also: spot.
See also: neuroepithelium of macula.
2. A small discolored patch or spot on the skin, neither elevated above nor depressed below the skin's surface.
See also: spot.
See also: neuroepithelium of macula.
3. The neuroepithelial sensory receptors of the utricle and saccule of the vestibular labyrinth collectively.
See also: neuroepithelium of macula. Synonym(s): maculae utriculosaccularis [TA]
Synonym(s): macule, spot (1)
[L. a spot]

macule

/mac·ule/ (mă´kūl) a discolored spot on the skin that is not raised above the surface.

macule

(măk′yo͞ol′)
n.
A discolored spot or area on the skin that is not elevated above the surface and is characteristic of certain conditions, such as smallpox, purpura, or roseola. Also called macula.

macule

[mak′yo̅o̅l]
Etymology: L, macula, spot
1 a small flat blemish or discoloration that is level with the skin surface. Examples are freckles and some rashes. Compare papule.
2 a gray scar on the cornea that is visible without magnification. macular, adj.
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Macule

macule

A small, flat, coloured spot, usually understood to mean on a surface, in particular of the skin or mucosal surface.

macule

Medtalk A small flat colored spot. See Coal dust macule.

mac·u·la

, pl. maculae (mak'yū-lă, -lē)
1. A small spot, perceptibly different in color from the surrounding tissue.
2. A small, discolored patch or spot on the skin, neither elevated above nor depressed below the skin's surface.
3. In ocular anatomy, indicates that portion of the retina located within the major vascular arcades, temporal to the optic nerve.
Synonym(s): macule, spot (1) .
[L. a spot]

Macule

A flat, discolored area on the skin.

macule (makˑ·yōōl),

n a nonelevated region of skin that is distinguished by an alteration in color. Also called
macula.

macule

(mak´ūl),
n a lesion that is not elevated above the surface.
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Oral melanotic macule.

macule

see macula.
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McCune Albright syndrome (MAS) was diagnosed if patients with mono/ polystotic FD had either cafe-au-lait macules and/or endocrinopathy.
Eczematiform lesions (defined as xerosis and pruriginous, ill-limited plaques with erythematous or squamous macules or vesicles) were noted in 23 patients.
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Pigmentation changes like widespread, well-demarcated, hyperpigmented macules (leopard skin-like pigmentary changes) (2), areas of hypopigmentation, depigmentation, poikiloderma (atrophic and pigmentary changes), lichen sclerosus-like lesions (discrete to coalescent gray to white movable papules and plaques), keratosis pilaris, and ichthyosis were also evaluated.
The lesions include macules, nodules, diffuse interstitial fibrosis, and progressive massive fibrosis.
Apart from solar keratoses and basal cell carcinomata which arise from damaged keratinocytes, lesions also develop in photodamaged skin from damaged melanocytes--in particular brown macules known as solar (or senile) lentigos.
We report the case of a 13-year-old male with a history of fever for two months, skin lesions characterized with macules and papules on the face, neck, thorax and arms, Raynaud's phenomenon of the hands, palate ulcers, and swelling of the knees.
These lesions are discrete multiple brown, violaceous or yellow hyperpigmented macules with truncal distribution, and are the result of proliferation of mast cells in the dermis.
KS lesions evolve from early (patch stage) flat macules into plaques (plaque stage), and subsequently nodular lesions (tumour stage).
Macules and ulcers healed with no unpleasant after effects.
More recent studies report that polyostotic fibrous dysplasia and cafe-au-lait macules are invariably present, while monostotic lesions are less common (3).
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