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.
Dry mouth. Xerostomia can be associated with systemic diseases, such as Sjogren’s syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus, and rheumatoid arthritis; and it can be a side effect of medication and poor dental hygiene. Xerostomia results from inadequate function of the salivary glands, such as the parotid glands. Treatment involves adequate intake of water, use of artificial […]