A break in the surface of an organ.
A break in the skin; a deep sore. People with diabetes may get ulcers from minor scrapes on the feet or legs, from cuts that heal slowly, or from the rubbing of shoes that do not fit well. Ulcers can become infected.Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_diabetes
An Ulcer is a discontinuity or break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Common forms of ulcers recognized in medicine include: ...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulcer
(L. ulcus; Gr. helkosis) a local defect, or excavation, of the surface of an organ or tissue; which is produced by the sloughing of inflammatory necrotic tissue.Found on http://users.ugent.be/~rvdstich/eugloss/DIC/dictio89.html
(ul´sәr) a local defect, or excavation of the surface of an organ or tissue, produced by sloughing of necrotic inflammatory tissue. adj., ul´cerative, ul´cerous., adj.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001
- a circumscribed inflammatory and often suppurating lesion on the skin or an internal mucous surface resulting in necrosis of tissueFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=ulcer
• (n.) A solution of continuity in any of the soft parts of the body, discharging purulent matter, found on a surface, especially one of the natural surfaces of the body, and originating generally in a constitutional disorder; a sore discharging pus. It is distinguished from an abscess, which has its beginning, at least, in the depth of the ti...Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/ulcer/
<dermatology> A local defect or excavation, of the surface of an organ or tissue, which is produced by the sloughing of inflammatory necrotic tissue. ... Origin: L. Ulcus, Gr. Helkosis ... (18 Nov 1997) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
a circumscribed inflammatory and often suppurating lesion on the skin or an internal mucous surface resulting in necrosis of tissueFound on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=ulcer
An ulcer is a sore on the skin or a mucous membrane, accompanied by the disintegration of tissue. Ulcers can result in complete loss of the epidermis and often portions of the dermis and even subcutaneous fat. Ulcers are most common on the skin of the lower extremities and in the gastrointestinal tract. An ulcer that appears o...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulcer_(dermatology)
A break in the skin or in the lining of the digestive tract (gut) that fails to heal naturally. Examples of ulcers include pressure sores on the skin and stomach ulcers on the lining of the stomach.
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A break on the skin, in the lining of an organ, or on the surface of a tissue. An ulcer forms when the surface cells become inflamed, die, and are shed. Ulcers may be linked to cancer and other diseases.Found on http://www.cancer.gov/dictionary?expand=U
a deep open sore or break in the skin.Found on http://www.diabetes.org
A focal loss of the top 2 layers of skin, the dermis and epidermis. Ulcers heal with scarring. Also Known As: aphthous ulcers, chancroid, decubitus ulcers, pyoderma gangrenosum, syphillis, chancre, stasis ulcers.Found on http://dermatology.about.com/cs/bacterialinfections/g/ulcer.htm
A lesion (wound/injury) on the surface of the skin or mucous surfaceFound on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21114
a lesion or sore on the skin or mucous membrane resulting from the gradual disintegration of surface epithelial tissue. An ulcer may be superficial, ... [11 related articles]Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/u/3
A lesion that forms on the skin or the mucous membrane, like the lining of the stomach or the duodenum, which can become suppurated and lead to the necrosis of the tissue surrounding it.Found on http://www.buzzle.com/articles/medical-glossary-definitions-of-medical-term
A lesion with greater than 50% surface area ulceration.Found on http://missinglink.ucsf.edu/lm/DermatologyGlossary/u.html
A pathological defect in skin or other epithelium, caused by inflammation secondary to infection, loss of blood supply, failure of venous return or cancer. Various skin lesions can cause ulcers, including infection, arterial disease, varicose veins, and skin cancer. Aphthous ulcers in the mouth are ...Found on http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/U/ulcer.html
A rupture in the body's tissue, skin or membrane; usually associated with the stomach lining and its subsequent pain and injury.
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An erosion or loss of continuity of a lining membrane, eyes, lining of the mouth, oesophagus, stomach or intestine
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an open sore that occurs on the skin or on a mucous membrane because of the destruction of surface tissue Found on http://www.medichecks.com/glossary.cfm?ltr=U
An ulcer is a break in the skin; a deep sore; or a sore on the skin surface or on the stomach lining that can become infected. People with diabetes may get ulcers from minor scrapes on the feet or legs, from cuts that heal slowly, or from the rubbing of shoes that do not fit well.Found on http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/browse/EU.HTM
An ulcer is a sore break in the skin, or on the inside lining of the body.
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Any persistent breach in a body surface (skin or mucous membrane). It may be caused by infection, irritation, or tumour and is often inflamed. Common ulcers include aphthous (mouth), gastric (stomach), duodenal, decubitus ulcers (pressure sores), and those complicating varicose veins. Treatment of ulcers depends on the site. Drugs are the first lin...Found on http://www.talktalk.co.uk/reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0014713.html
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