Xeroradiography of the breast. Xeroradiography is a photoelectric method of recording an x-ray image on a coated metal plate, using low-energy photon beams, long exposure time and dry chemical developers.
The prefix xero- comes from the Greek “xeros” meaning “dry.”
Having a tendency to eat a dry diet.
Dry eyes. Xerophthalmia can be associated with systemic diseases, such as Sjogren’s syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus, and rheumatoid arthritis; deficiency of vitamin A; and use of some medications. It results from inadequate function of the lacrimal glands, which produce tears. When xerophthalmia is due to vitamin A deficiency, the condition begins with night blindness and […]
A picture of the body recorded on paper rather than on film. Also called a xerogram. From the Greek “xeros” meaning “dry.”
The process of making a type of dry x-ray in which a picture of the body is recorded on paper rather than on film.
Abnormal dryness of the skin, mucous membranes, or conjunctiva (xerophthalmia). There are many causes of xerosis, and treatment depends on the particular cause.