hypopigmentation


hypopigmentation
Deficiency of cutaneous melanin relative to surrounding skin. See albinism. [hypo- + pigmentation]

* * *

hy·po·pig·men·ta·tion .hī-pō-.pig-mən-'tā-shən, -.men- n diminished pigmentation in a bodily part or tissue (as the skin)
hy·po·pig·ment·ed -'pig-mənt-əd, -.ment- adj

* * *

hy·po·pig·men·ta·tion (hi″po-pig″mən-taґshən) [hypo- + pigmentation] abnormally diminished pigmentation. In the skin this is from decreased melanin production (amelanosis or hypomelanosis). See also depigmentation.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Hypopigmentation — Classification and external resources Hypopigmentation in vitiligo. ICD 10 L80, L81.5 L81.6 ICD 9 …   Wikipedia

  • Hypopigmentation — Classification et ressources externes Hypopigmentation sur une main dans un vitiligo. CIM 10 L80, L81.5 L81.6 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • hypopigmentation — hy·po·pig·men·ta·tion (hī pō pĭg mən tāʹshən) n. Diminished pigmentation, especially of the skin. * * * …   Universalium

  • hypopigmentation — noun An abnormally reduced pigmentation …   Wiktionary

  • hypopigmentation — noun unusual lack of skin color • Ant: ↑hyperpigmentation • Hypernyms: ↑physical condition, ↑physiological state, ↑physiological condition • Hyponyms: ↑albinism …   Useful english dictionary

  • hypopigmentation-immunodeficiency disease — Griscelli syndrome …   Medical dictionary

  • National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation — The National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation (NOAH) is a non profit organization that assists people who have albinism. NOAH was created in 1982 and is based in East Hampstead, New Hampshire.[1] Through its advocacy efforts,… …   Wikipedia

  • postinflammatory hypopigmentation — loss of color in the skin after healing of an inflammatory dermatosis, infection, burn, or wound; it is also sometimes seen after dermabrasion or intralesional steroid injections …   Medical dictionary

  • oculocerebral-hypopigmentation syndrome — Cross s …   Medical dictionary

  • Liste Des Maladies Rares — Liste des maladies commençant par une lettre Mise en garde médicale Maladie rare Liste des maladies rares Commençant par un chiffre Commençant par une lettre …   Wikipédia en Français


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.