American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An inflammatory disease of the sebaceous glands and hair follicles of the skin that is marked by the eruption of pimples or pustules, especially on the face.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An eruption occurring most frequently on the face, and on the shoulders and chest, about the period of puberty. It is a follicular or perifollicular inflammation of the sebaceous glands, resulting in the formation of comedo-bearing papules, which often pass into pustules. The so-called
acne rosaceais a hyperemia of the face combined with more or less acne.
- n. pathology A skin condition, usually of the face, that is common in adolescents. It is characterised by red pimples, and is caused by the inflammation of sebaceous glands through bacterial infection.
- n. A pattern of blemishes in an area of skin resulting from the skin condition.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) A pustular affection of the skin, due to changes in the sebaceous glands.
- n. an inflammatory disease involving the sebaceous glands of the skin; characterized by papules or pustules or comedones
- New Latin, probably from misreading of Greek akmē, point, facial eruption; see acme. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Acne artificialis is a term applied to an acne or acne-like eruption produced by the ingestion of certain drugs, as the bromides and iodides, and by the external use of tar; this is also called _tar acne_.”
“The latter is frequently associated with acne (_acne rosacea_).”
“Blocking up of the outlet of the sebaceous gland (comedo), which is usually the beginning of an acne lesion, may cause a moderate degree of hyperæmia and inflammation, and a slight elevation, with a central yellowish or blackish point results -- the lesion of _acne punctata_; if the inflammation is of a higher grade or progresses, the elevation is reddened and more prominent -- _acne papulosa_; if the inflammatory action continues, the interior or central portion of the papule suppurates and”
“The term acne itself describes the constant reddening and swelling of the skin that does occur mainly on the face, chest, back and shoulders.”
“Diagnosis and treatment of chronic and acute disorders with special interest in acne, atopic eczema, vascular malformations and port wine stains.”
“This type of acne is characterised by white heads and small cysts”
“General Hospital, said The root cause of acne is a lipid-rich gland, the sebaceous gland, which sits a few millimetres below the surface of the skin.”
“We offer help for acne cure you can find information in acne cure or natural acne cure or natural cure acne treatment or acne home cure or nature cure acne”
“Severe acne is usually treated with common antibiotics, but many strains are becoming resistant to these.”
“If you are inclined to acne it would be best for you if do the beauty plan which we we call the acne skin care.”
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