Skin biopsy - glossary

Scar: A mark in the skin made by a wound or ulcer, which remains after the healing process is complete.

Topical cream: An anti-infective cream which is applied over the skin that acts on the specific area to which it has been applied.

Dermatologist: A specialist expert in the treatment of disorders of the skin.

Dermis: Mesodermally derived connective tissue underlying the epithelium of the skin.

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