Definition of psoriasis
: a chronic skin disease characterized by circumscribed red patches covered with white scales
psoriaticplay \ˌsȯr-ē-ˈa-tik\ adjective or noun
Recent Examples of psoriasis from the Web
Use it to recover quickly from sunburn, winter chapping, or to heal skin that is compromised as result of diabetes, cancer treatments, eczema, and psoriasis.
The center’s research produced the psoriasis drug Taltz, (ixekizumab), a monoclonal antibiody approved by the Food and Drug Administration last year.
Needless to say, my already sensitive skin was destroyed, resulting in several skin conditions including severe acne, psoriasis and rosacea.
But gaining the confidence to ignore her psoriasis was key to managing it, particularly because Torres’ is triggered by stress.
Between overcoming an eating disorder in college and managing her psoriasis for the last 25 years, swimmer Dara Torres is fully prepared for any body image conversations her 11-year-old daughter Tessa throws her way.
The Dead Sea is historically known to help with countless body ailments such as arthritis, joint pain, and psoriasis, and has the ability to improve the immune system and offer other therapeutic benefits.
The effort has yielded a multiyear deal for Cyndi Lauper and Novartis Pharmaceuticals highlighting her psoriasis struggle and a 2016 deal with Xbox for video-game fan Fetty Wap.
Research has linked shifts in the microbiome to inflammatory issues such as eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, and acne.
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Origin and Etymology of psoriasis
New Latin, from Greek psōriasis, from psōrian to have the itch, from psōra itch; akin to Greek psēn to rub
First Known Use: circa 1684See Words from the same year
PSORIASIS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of psoriasis for English Language Learners
medical : a skin disease that causes areas of your skin to become red and rough and to fall off
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