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1. The measure of the depth of something, as opposed to its length or width.
2. A layer or stratum.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


1. The measure of the depth of something, as opposed to its length or width.
2. A layer or stratum.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about thickness

Q. is there cause for alarm if i have a white thick discharge?

A. Hello, ruffdee, if the discharge is white, and NOT causing any itchy feeling, burn sensation, and not smelly, it probably still is in normal range.
But once you feel itchy, burning, its color turns yellowish or greenish, and it has bad smell, it might be a sign for an infection, and it is recommended then you to find a doctor to get the specific therapy to cure the infection.
"Stay healthy always.."

Q. after a pedicure, the soles of my feet are dark w/freckles, skin is itchy/thick, my derm says its eczema,help! the pedicure was in fall, 2002. I mad a mistake and wore nylon boots during a storm, the dye never fully disappeared. I would scrub the soles of my feet until I couldn't walk. However, within the last 4 months both heels are itchy, thick, dark-er and now they both have dark legions/ freckles have formed.

A. Are you sure you are going to a clean sterile saloon? It is very important to make sure they use sterile tools for a pedicure because they can transfer fungal infections very easily. Either way you should see a dermatologist to get the right kind of cream treatment for your feet.

Q. What would thick white "plaque" that builds up on the inside of the cheek be caused by? My son has RA & is on several medications. Is this caused by medication or is it a sign of gum disease or just certain oral products that he may be using?

A. You didn’t specify the medications he’s treated with, but some of the medications used to treat RA, especially steroids, may cause infection of the mouth with fungi (i.e. oral candidiasis). It’s a side effect of the treatment and it can be treated with local antifungal medications.

However, I haven’t even seen the lesions you speak about, so it’s all just general advice – you may want to consult your doctor.

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References in classic literature ?
Many instances could be given of beds only a few feet in thickness, representing formations, elsewhere thousands of feet in thickness, and which must have required an enormous period for their accumulation; yet no one ignorant of this fact would have suspected the vast lapse of time represented by the thinner formation.
"A shot of 108 inches in diameter, and twelve inches in thickness, would weigh, in cast-iron, 67,440 pounds; cast in aluminum, its weight will be reduced to 19,250 pounds."
Most buccal carcinomas are commonly assessed by CT scans where the tumour may be isodense to the adjacent muscles making accurate assessment of tumour thickness difficult.
This midpoint was then used to measure the vertical distance between the upper and lower fascial lines of the TrA muscle to determine the muscle thickness. The thickness of the TrA muscle was measured at rest and with contraction.
[ClickPress, Mon Apr 22 2019] The reflections travelled back is converted into electrical energy and the speed of sound is calculated using a simple mathematical relationship, which determines the thickness of the given commodity.
The aim of this study was to develop a standard reference of the thickness of the nasal skin in the Middle Eastern population by means of radiological assessment as well as to assess the effect of skin thickness on patient satisfaction following rhinoplasty.
CCA wall thickness was measured with ultrasound and with non-contrast proton density-weighted and intravenous gadolinium-enhanced MRI.
Macular thickness was measured by spectral domain optical coherence tomography (Cirrus HD[TM], Carl Zeiss Meditec) with the machine's own software protocol as the distance between the internal limiting membrane and the retinal pigment epithelium.
All participants underwent detailed ophthalmic examination including axial lengths measurements, auto refraction andretinal nerve fibre layer thickness analysis.
Thickness of 1mm central foveal ring was significantly greater in children included in high myopia group.
Previous publications have found retinal thickness alterations in both directions: on the one hand, there are reports of increased retinal thickness, both in established diabetic retinopathy [20] and in clinically significant diabetic macular edema [21-23], pointing at OCT's suitability as a screening method for the subclinical macular edema in diabetic patients [24].
The presence of amblyopia was associated with increased foveal thickness, but the origin or significance of this finding is still uncertain.