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desquamation

[dē·skwə′mā·shən]
(physiology)
Shedding; a peeling and casting off, as of the superficial epithelium, mucous membranes, renal tubules, and the skin.
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The lining cells may desquamate into the cyst lumen, and the wall in these areas is fibrous or lined by fibrin.
If the insult is discontinued, cells desquamate and goblet cell hyperplasia occurs to increase the protective mucous layer.
They desquamate these surface irregularities from the protective layer of the skin.
In toxic epidermal necrolysis, the patient develops bullae that enlarge, become confluent, and desquamate.