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psoriasis Syllabification: pso·ri·a·sis
Pronunciation: /səˈrīəsəs/

Definition of psoriasis in English:


A skin disease marked by red, itchy, scaly patches.
Example sentences
  • Oral methotrexate tablets are commonly used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and severe psoriasis.
  • You might scratch the skin because it is itchy due to eczema or psoriasis inside the ear.
  • Topical corticosteroid creams and ointments are applied to the skin to reduce inflammation in conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.


Pronunciation: /ˌsôrēˈatik/
Example sentences
  • Six were treated for rheumatoid, three for Crohn's disease, one for psoriatic arthritis, one for dermatomyositis and one for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
  • The rapidity of the response to intravenous n - 3 lipids exceeds by orders of magnitude the hitherto reported kinetics of improvement of psoriatic lesions upon use of oral supplementation.
  • Compared to unaffected skin, psoriatic plaques have been shown to contain decreased levels of cAMP and increased levels of cGMP, which may contribute to epidermal hyperproliferation.


Late 17th century: modern Latin, from Greek psōriasis, from psōrian 'have an itch', (from psōra 'itch') + -asis.

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