acral


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acral

 [ak´ral]
pertaining to or affecting a limb or apex.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ac·ral

(ak'răl),
Relating to or affecting the peripheral parts, for example, limbs, fingers, ears, etc.
[G. akron, extremity]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

acral

adjective Referring to the extremities, especially the distal extremities.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

ac·ral

(ak'răl)
Relating to or affecting the peripheral parts, e.g., limbs, fingers, ears, and other body parts.
[G. akron, extremity]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

ac·ral

(ak'răl)
Relating to peripheral body parts.
[G. akron, extremity]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Acral erythema, (2) a symmetric, painful erythema of the palms and soles with a prodrome of paresthesia and occasional bullous formation with desquamation upon resolution, is a rare side effect.
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