Glossary

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Ulcers

Lesion through the skin or a mucous membrane resulting from loss of tissue, usually with inflammation.

Ultrasonography

Location, measurement, or delineation of deep structures by measuring the reflection or transmission of high frequency or ultrasonic waves; computer calculation of the distance to the sound-reflecting or absorbing surface plus the known orientation of the sound beam gives a two-dimensional image.

Uveitis

Inflammation of the uveal tract: iris, ciliary body, and choroid.