gingivosis

gingivosis

 [jin″jĭ-vo´sis]
a chronic, diffuse inflammation of the gums, with desquamation of the papillary epithelium and mucous membrane.
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chron·ic des·qua·ma·tive gin·gi·vi·tis

a clinical term for a gingival condition of unknown etiology, usually encountered in middle-aged and older women, characterized by erythema, mucosal atrophy, and desquamation, and usually accompanied by a burning sensation and pain; diagnosis is usually made by biopsy and direct immunofluorescence.
Synonym(s): gingivosis
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chron·ic des·qua·ma·tive gin·gi·vi·tis

(kron'ik des-kwahm'ă-tiv jin'ji-vī'tis)
A gingival condition of unknown etiology in middle-aged and older women, characterized by erythema, mucosal atrophy, and desquamation, and usually accompanied by a burning sensation and pain; diagnosis is usually made by biopsy and direct immunofluorescence.
Synonym(s): gingivosis.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

chron·ic des·qua·ma·tive gin·gi·vi·tis

(kron'ik des-kwahm'ă-tiv jin'ji-vī'tis)
Clinical term for gingival condition of unknown etiology, usually encountered in middle-aged and older women, characterized by erythema, mucosal atrophy, and desquamation, and generally accompanied by a burning sensation and pain; diagnosis is usually made by biopsy and direct immunofluorescence.
Synonym(s): gingivosis.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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