seborrhoea


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seborrhoea

(sĕb′ə-rē′ə)
n. Chiefly British
Variant of seborrhea.

seb′or·rhoe′ic adj.

seborrhoea

See seborrhea.

seb·or·rhe·a

(seb'ōr-ē'ă)
Overactivity of the sebaceous glands, resulting in an excessive amount of sebum.
Synonym(s): seborrhoea.
[sebo- + G. rhoia, a flow]

seborrhoea

Excessive secretion of SEBUM. This causes an oily appearance of the skin, especially of the face, and a greasy scalp. Seborrhoea also predisposes to ACNE. The cause is uncertain, male sex hormones (androgens) are involved. Seborrhoea usually settles without treatment.

seb·or·rhe·a

(seb'ōr-ē'ă)
Overactivity of the sebaceous glands, resulting in an excessive amount of sebum.
Synonym(s): seborrhoea.
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