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The wearing away of enamel.
A scrape; superficial injury to a mucocutaneous surface caused by rubbing or scraping from a sharp object, resulting in an area of body surface denuded of skin or mucous membrane; a partial-thickness injury of the skin.
Graze, grazing wound, which can occur naturally (e.g., falling off a push-bike on gravel) or unnaturally (e.g., being thrown from a vehicle in an RTA/MVA).
The wearing away of surface material, such as refractories in an incinerator or parts of solid waste-handling equipment, by the scouring action of moving solids, liquids, or gas; the removal of surface material from any solid through the frictional action of another solid, liquid or gas, or a combination thereof.
The wearing away of a substance or structure, such as the skin or the teeth, through a mechanical process.
abrasionDentistry The wearing away of enamel Dermatology A scrape; superficial injury to a mucocutaneous surface caused by rubbing or scraping from a sharp object, resulting in an area of body surface denuded of skin or mucous membrane Pathology The wearing away of a substance or structure–such as the skin or the teeth through a mechanical process
Synonym(s): abraded wound.
abrasion(a-bra'zhon) [L. abradere, to scrape]
pleural abrasionMechanical pleurodesis.
abrasionWearing away of tissue by sustained or heavy friction between surfaces. Abrasion of the biting surfaces of teeth is common. Skin abrasions are among the commonest of all minor injuries. Deliberate abrasion in the cosmetic treatment of ACNE scars or other disfigurement is called dermabrasion.
Patient discussion about abrasion
Q. Eczema tic itching leads making his skin reddish and abraded. My brothers eczema is very vulnerable to allergens. In spite of steps taken to eliminate this we have not succeeded much. His medicines do not help him. They cannot cure this immune disorder. They have started showing some side effects. His fight for eczema tic itching starts again once he stops his medicines. Eczema tic itching leads making his skin reddish and abraded. If any diet can help then please guide?