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pimple

 [pim´p'l]
a papule or pustule.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

pim·ple

(pim'pĕl),
A papule or small pustule; usually meant to denote an inflammatory lesion of acne.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

pimple

(pĭm′pəl)
n.
A small swelling of the skin, usually caused by acne; a papule or pustule.

pim′pled, pim′ply adj.
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Acne

A general term for a primarily pubertal condition characterised by local inflammation of the pilosebaceous unit of the face, upper back and shoulders coupled with keratinaceous plugging of the sebaceous glands at the base of hair follicles.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

pimple

Zit Dermatology A superficial abscess, generally located on a 'sebaceous' region of the body, often associated with acne. See Acne, Blackhead, Cystic acne.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

pim·ple

(pim'pĕl)
A papule or small pustule; usually meant to denote an inflammatory lesion of acne.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

pimple

A PUSTULE or PAPULE commonly occurring in adolescents and young adults suffering from ACNE.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Pimple

A small, red swelling of the skin.
Mentioned in: Antiacne Drugs
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

Patient discussion about pimple

Q. will it ever go??? I have acne on my face for several months, and although I went to see a dermatologist and treat it, I still have these ugly pimples and zits on my face. I feel really ugly and sometimes I don't want to go to school, and just want to stat at my room not let anyone see me. Will it ever go away? What should I do?

A. Acne usually abates and disappears with time, but the chances for that depends on the specific type and features of the disease. If you still suffer from lesions despite treatment, you should consult your dermatologist and seek further help.

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