TITLE

lichen

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1236
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the medical term "lichen" is presented. Lichen refers to any form of papular skin disease, usually denoting lichen planus. The term originated from the Greek word "leichen" which means lichen. The etiology, symptoms and treatment strategies of the disease are described. The definition is from the "Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary," published by F.A. Davis Co.
ACCESSION #
21234137

 

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