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hyperpigmentation in circumscribed areas of the skin; called also melasma.
chloasma gravida´rum melasma gravidarum.
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Brownish pigmentation of the face, often occurring in pregnancy. It usually disappears after delivery. It is also seen in some women who take progestational oral contraceptives.Synonym: mask of pregnancy See: illustrationillustration
See also: chloasma
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