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Hyperpigmentation MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Hyperpigmentation
Tree Number(s)
C17.800.621.430
Unique ID
D017495
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017495
Annotation
do not confuse with HYPOPIGMENTATION
Scope Note
Excessive pigmentation of the skin, usually as a result of increased epidermal or dermal melanin pigmentation, hypermelanosis. Hyperpigmentation can be localized or generalized. The condition may arise from exposure to light, chemicals or other substances, or from a primary metabolic imbalance.
Entry Term(s)
Hypermelanosis
Previous Indexing
Pigmentation Disorders (1966-1992)
Public MeSH Note
93
History Note
93
Date Established
1993/01/01
Date of Entry
1992/05/20
Revision Date
2016/07/01
Hyperpigmentation Preferred
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