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1. pertaining to or composed of skin.
2. serving as a covering.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


Relating to the integument.
See also: cutaneous, dermal.
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adjective Referring to a covering or skin; cutaneous
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


Relating to the integument.
See also: cutaneous, dermal
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"Cafe au lait" spots: they are spots ranging with dimensions from 0.5 to 20 cm, well defined, with homogeneous colour, light brown; spread anywhere on integumentary area, but avoiding the mucous membrane.
(29), who found that the integumentary, gastrointestinal and central nervous systems were the ones most commonly affected by ADRs.
(9,13) The other general principles of wound management include wound irrigation with warm sterile saline solutions; exclusion of foreign bodies, such as spine integumentary sheaths and/or tips, by inspection and/or radiographs; and tetanus prophylaxis.
The diagnosis fits Integumentary Practice Pattern E and Musculoskeletal Practice Pattern J.
The skin is known as the Integumentary System [Science Links].
(3) At the time of this publication, 5 systems had been published online: the hematopoietic system (which makes blood), the hepatobiliary system (i.e., the liver and gallbladder), the integumentary system (i.e., skin), the nervous system, and the urinary system.
Main clinical and pathologic findings were observed in the nervous, circulatory, respiratory, integumentary, musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, and reproductive systems and occasionally lesions are multisystemic.
Complete albinism is expressed as a lack of integumentary and retinal melanin, however, true albinos can exhibit integumentary coloration due to the other types of chromatophores: xanthophores and iridophores (CLARK, 2002).
III with about 140 setae, several of then very slender, sensory organ composed by 2 broad sensilla partially hidden by an integumentary fold, 3 broad guard sensilla, 1 lateral microsensillum and 1 dorsolateral microseta (Fig.
Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease (VKH) is a multi-system disease that principally affects pigmented structures in the ocular, auditory, integumentary, and central nervous systems.