Hypopigmentation is the loss of skin color. It is caused by melanocyte or melanin depletion, or a decrease in the amino acid tyrosine, which is used by melanocytes to make melanin. ==Treatments== Oftentimes, hypopigmentation can be brought on by laser treatments; however, the hypopigmentation can b...
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[n] - unusual lack of skin color
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A condition caused by a deficiency in melanin formation or a loss of pre-existing melanin or melanocytes. It can be complete or partial and may result from trauma, inflammation, and certain infections. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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(hi″po-pig″mәn-ta´shәn) abnormally diminished pigmentation. In the skin this is from decreased melanin production (amelanosis or hypomelanosis).
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hypopigmentation, underpigmentation Too little pigment or a condition caused by a deficiency in melanin formation or a loss of pre-existing melanin or melanocytes. It can be complete or partial and may result from trauma, inflammation, and certain infections.
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Type: Term Pronunciation: hī′pō-pig′men-tā′shun Definitions: 1. Deficiency of cutaneous melanin relative to surrounding skin. See: albinism
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Paler than normal from decreased melanin, but some color still present.
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1) Physiological condition 2) Physiological state 3) Unusual lack of skin color
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