A small tag of skin that may be squat (sessile) or on a stalk (a peduncle). Skin tags commonly occur on the eyelids, neck, armpits, upper chest, and groin. This tiny benign tumor of the skin usually causes no symptoms unless it is repeatedly irritated as, for example, by a collar. Treatment may involve freezing the skin tag with liquid nitrogen or cutting off the skin tag with a scalpel or scissors if the skin tag is irritating or cosmetically unwanted. Also known as acrochordon.
1. A slender appendage, such as the tail of the pancreas. 2. The appendage that protrudes from the buttocks of animals. People can appear to have a tail due to the presence of supernumerary segments of the coccyx.
Popular name for the coccyx, the small bone at the bottom of the spine made up of 3-5 rudimentary vertebrae.
To poison, infect, or spoil.
- Takayasu disease
A chronic inflammatory disease of the aorta and its branch arteries. The cause is unknown. The disease is most common in young women of Asian descent and usually begins between 10 and 30 years of age. Symptoms include painful, cool, or blanched extremities, dizziness, headaches, chest and abdominal pain, and low-grade fever. The blood pressure […]
A very soft, soapy-feeling mineral that is a silicate of magnesium, sometimes with small amounts of aluminum silicate. Talc is used in making dusting powder (talcum powder), in cosmetic preparations, and as a filter aid in pharmacy. The inhalation of talc can lead to a chronic lung disease called talcosis which is related to silicosis. […]