dermographism

der·mog·ra·phism (.)dər-'mäg-rə-.fiz-əm n a condition in which pressure or friction on the skin gives rise to a transient raised usu. reddish mark so that a line traced on the skin becomes visible called also dermatographia, dermatographism
der·mo·graph·ic .dər-mə-'graf-ik adj

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n.
a local reaction caused by pressure on the skin. People with such highly sensitive skin can 'write' on it with a finger or blunt instrument, the pressure producing weals.

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der·mo·graph·ism (dur″mo-grafґiz-əm) a type of physical urticaria in which moderately firm stroking or scratching of the skin with a dull instrument produces a wheal with a red flare on each side. Called also dermatographism. dermographic adj

Dermographism.


Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • dermographism — der·mog·ra·phism …   English syllables

  • dermographism — n. a local reaction caused by pressure on the skin. People with such highly sensitive skin can ‘write’ on it with a finger or blunt instrument, the pressure producing weals …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • dermographism —   n. condition in which slight pressure, as of writing, on skin causes red mark.    ♦ dermographic, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • dermographism — noun see dermographia …   Useful english dictionary

  • Дермографизм (Dermographism) — местная реакция, возникающая при надавливании на кожу. Люди с такой повышенной чувствительностью кожи могут писать на ней собственным пальцем или каким либо тупым предметом, в результате чего от оказываемого на кожу давления на ней остаются… …   Медицинские термины

  • black dermographism — black or greenish streaking of the skin caused by deposit of fine metallic particles, such as those abraded from jewelry by dusting powders …   Medical dictionary

  • symptomatic dermographism — a dermographic response in which wheals appear soon after stroking, mild scratching, or other friction …   Medical dictionary

  • white dermographism — linear blanching of (usually erythematous) skin of persons with atopic dermatitis in response to firm stroking with a blunt instrument …   Medical dictionary

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