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Deformation – a change from the normal size or shape.

Dehydration – excessive loss of body water.

Dermatitis – is an itchy inflammation of the skin. It is not contagious or dangerous, but it can be uncomfortable. There are many types of dermatitis, including allergic dermatitis, eczema, and seborrheic dermatitis.

Dermatitis herpetiformis

Dermatitis herpetiformis

Dermatologist – a doctor who specializes in the physiology and pathology of the skin.

Dermis – the thick layer of living tissue below the epidermis that forms the true skin.

Diabetes mellitus – is a condition that occurs when the body can’t use glucose (a type of sugar) normally [more info on diabetes].

Dormant – latent but capable of being activated.

Dry Skin – epidermis that lacks moisture or sebum, often characterized by a pattern of fine lines, scaling, and itching.

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