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blister,

puffy swelling of the outer skin (epidermis) caused by burn, friction, or irritants like poison ivy. A response of the body to protect deeper tissue, blisters generally contain serum, the liquid component of blood. The so-called blood blister, however, forms over ruptured capillaries and therefore contains whole blood.

blister

[′blis·tər]
(engineering)
A raised area on the surface of a metallic or plastic object caused by the pressure of gases developed while the surface was in a partly molten state, or by diffusion of high-pressure gases from an inner surface.
(geology)
A domelike protuberance caused by the buckling of the cooling crust of a molten lava before the flowing mass has stopped.
(graphic arts)
A damaged area on a photographic material where the emulsion has separated from the base.
(materials)
A roughly circular or elliptic unbonded area between plies of a laminated material; usually caused by trapped moisture. Also known as steam blow.
(medicine)
A local swelling of the skin resulting from the accumulation of serous fluid between the epidermis and true skin.
(mining engineering)
A protrusion, more or less circular in plan, extending downward into a coal seam.
(nucleonics)
A protuberance that sometimes develops on the surface of a nuclear-reactor fuel element during use, generally because of entrapped gases.

blister

1. A roughly circular or elongated unbonded area between plies of laminated constructions, as in wood veneer. Usually caused by entrapped moisture. Also called steam blow.
2. A spongy raised portion of a roofing membrane, where separation of the felts has occurred or the membrane is not bonded to the substrate as a result of the expansion of water and air trapped in the membrane.
3. A raised spot on the surface of the metal caused by expansion of gas in a sub-surface zone during thermal treatment.
4. A raised area on the surface of a molded plastic caused by the pressure of internal gases on its incompletely hardened surface.
5. See blistering
6. A convex, raised area on the surface of a pipe which indicates an internal separation.

blister

A bulge or blisterlike protuberance on an aircraft, usually dome-shaped and often transparent, from which a person may observe or operate a flexible gun.

blister

1. a small bubble-like elevation of the skin filled with serum, produced as a reaction to a burn, mechanical irritation, etc
2. a transparent dome or any bulge on the fuselage of an aircraft, such as one used for observation
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Corneal oedema can be monitored by pachymetry Surgical intervention is indicated where the cornea is decompensating, creating corneal oedema with bullous keratopathy.
The mechanism for the development of bullous pemphigoid in patients on a DPP-IV inhibitor is unknown; however, the enzyme DPP-IV is expressed in skin and most other organs.
Prasad HR, Verma KK, Khaitan BK, Singh MK: Bullous pilomatricoma: a rare occurrence.
Based on the constellation of findings, we speculate that the intercellular staining observed in this bullous pemphigoid case is not real IgG4 immunoreactivity, but resulted from nonspecifically stained exudate permeating into the spongiotic cellular junction, mimicking intercellular junctional immunostain.
A few months prior to admission, swelling of the lips and erythematous, bullous lesions on the limbs and trunk appeared which led to the diagnosis of PNP.
6) This pattern occurs with other acquired or congenital pulmonary cystic diseases such as pulmonary sequestrated abscess, or bullous emphysema with which a bronchogenic cyst might be confused.
The patient no longer experienced the sensation of pain and burning, and the erythema improved slightly; however, at the end of the infusion (the 65th min) a solitary, bullous painless eruption 1 x 1 cm in diameter was observed on the tract of the vein, 10cm distal of the Intracath insertion (Figures 1 and 2).
Impetigo falls into two categories - it is either bullous or non-bullous with the latter being the most common and the type which affects more than 70% of sufferers.
This revealed large bilateral, diffuse, predominantly apical, medial and lateral bullous lung disease associated with a small residual left pneumothorax.
Bullous pemphigoid is an autoimmune skin disease characterized by development of antibodies against mucous membranes and skin.
In south India, corneal injury was an overwhelming risk factor followed by chronic dacryocystitis, spheroidal degeneration of the cornea, blepharitis, conjunctivitis, pre-existing viral keratitis, bullous keratopathy, dry eyes and exposure keratitis (8,9,17).