Toad skin | definition of toad skin by Medical dictionary
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A follicular hyperkeratotic eruption thought to be due to deficiency of vitamin A.
[G. phrynos, toad, + derma, skin]
A condition characterized by excessive dryness, wrinkling, and scaling of skin sometimes seen in vitamin deficiencies. Synonym: follicular hyperkeratosis; phrynoderma
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On Friday, Mitch's arms and legs were red as a cardinal and bumpier than toad skin
contains a toxin with hallucinogenic properties similar to those of LSD.
He said: "The aim of our work at Queen's is to unlock the potential of the natural world - in this case the secretions found on frog and toad skins
- to alleviate human suffering.