Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An abnormal condition characterized by white spots or patches on mucous membranes, especially of the mouth and vulva. Also called leukoplasia.

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  • n. Patches of keratosis on the mucous membranes of the oral cavity and in other areas, associated with smoking.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

New Latin : leuko- + Greek plax, plak-, flat area.

Examples

  • This way, tobacco users may be able to detect changes such as leukoplakia (white patches on the mouth membranes) early, and prevent oral cancer or find it at a stage that is easier to treat.

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  • Oral health problems strongly associated with smokeless tobacco use are leukoplakia (a lesion of the soft tissue that consists of a white patch or plaque that cannot be scraped off) and recession of the gums ..

    Are adults snoozing while kids are "snusing?"

  • Oral health problems strongly associated with smokeless tobacco use are leukoplakia a lesion of the soft tissue that consists of a white patch or plaque that cannot be scraped off and recession of the gums..

    Are adults snoozing while kids are "snusing?"

  • If it does not it may be another condition called hairy leukoplakia (described below).

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  • The main point is to not use too many medicines for thrush if in fact the problem is hairy leukoplakia.

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  • The new study compared results of traditional diagnostic tests with those obtained with nano-bio-chips on a small sample of 52 participants, all of whom had visible oral lesions, leukoplakia or erythroplakia and had been referred to specialists for surgical biopsies or removal of the lesions.

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  • • Increased risk of leukoplakia, white patches inside the mouth

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  • The study compared results of traditional diagnostic tests with those obtained with nano-bio-chips on a sample of 52 participants, all of whom had visible oral lesions, leukoplakia or erythroplakia, and had been referred to specialists for surgical biopsies or removal of the lesions.

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  • DUSA is researching the use of broad area Levulan® PDT to treat AKs and prevent squamous cell carcinomas in immunosuppressed solid organ transplant recipients and is supporting research related to oral leukoplakia in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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  • Usually harmless, leukoplakia generally clears up in a few weeks after you remove the irritant.

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