Abscess vs. Ulcer



(pathology) A cavity caused by tissue destruction, usually because of infection, filled with pus and surrounded by inflamed tissue.


(pathology) An open sore of the skin, eyes or mucous membrane, often caused by an initial abrasion and generally maintained by an inflammation and/or an infection.


(intransitive) To form a pus-filled cavity, typically from an infection.


(pathology) Peptic ulcer.


A collection of pus or purulent matter in any tissue or organ of the body, the result of a morbid process.


(figurative) Anything that festers and corrupts like an open sore; a vice in character.


symptom consisting of a localized collection of pus surrounded by inflamed tissue


A solution of continuity in any of the soft parts of the body, discharging purulent matter, found on a surface, especially one of the natural surfaces of the body, and originating generally in a constitutional disorder; a sore discharging pus. It is distinguished from an abscess, which has its beginning, at least, in the depth of the tissues.


An abscess is a collection of pus that has built up within the tissue of the body. Signs and symptoms of abscesses include redness, pain, warmth, and swelling.


Fig.: Anything that festers and corrupts like an open sore; a vice in character.


To ulcerate.


a circumscribed inflammatory and often suppurating lesion on the skin or an internal mucous surface resulting in necrosis of tissue


An ulcer is a discontinuity or break in a bodily membrane that impedes normal function of the affected organ. According to Robins's pathology, Common forms of ulcers recognized in medicine include: Ulcer (dermatology), a discontinuity of the skin or a break in the skin.

β€˜ulcer is the breach of the continuity of skin, epithelium or mucous membrane caused by sloughing out of inflamed necrotic tissue.’;

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