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body dysmorphic disorder

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

A somatoform disorder characterized by a pathological preoccupation with an imagined or exaggerated defect in physical appearance. Also called dysmorphophobia. See also Adonis complex,...

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hair follicle

Overview page. Subjects: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery — Biological Sciences.

A narrow tubular depression in mammalian skin containing the root of a hair. It is lined with epidermal cells and extends down through the epidermis and dermis to its base in the...

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Joule heating

Overview page. Subjects: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery — Physics.

The production of heat in a conductor as a result of the passage of an electric current through the conductor. The quantity of heat produced is given by Joule's law.

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polyethylene

Overview page. Subjects: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery — Chemistry.

Polyethylene refers to plastics from polymerization of ethylene gas. Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene has a very low frictional coefficient against metal and...

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two-point threshold

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

A measure of tactile acuity defined as the smallest separation at which two points applied simultaneously to the skin can be clearly distinguished from a single point. It varies from 1 or 2...

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