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Autor:  PPAULO
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Data:  27/MAI/2010 12:35 AM
Assunto:  Terçol

 "Stye" is the word.



  As I am perfectionist, here you go.

  Sorry for being late, in fact I didn´t wish to offer an slapdash job!


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stye - Wiktionary
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Singular stye. Plural styes ... Retrieved from "http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/stye". Categories: English nouns | Diseases ...
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1. An infection of the sebaceous gland of the eyelid.

Synonyms: Stye
Synonyms: eye infection (n), hordeolum (n), sty (n).


Terms and related expressions:
eye infection stye/ infection stye
stye treatment
cure stye/ cure eye stye
eyelid stye

and so on and on...


sty, stye, hordeolum, eye infection - an infection of the sebaceous gland of the eyelid
--1 is a kind of infection

 (also stye)   
 noun (plural sties or styes) an inflamed swelling on the edge of an eyelid.  
noun (plural sties or styes) an inflamed swelling on the edge of an eyelid.
C17: from dialect styany, from styan (from OE stigend 'riser') + eye.


Meibomian gland
Noun meibomian gland has 1 sense
Meibomian gland, tarsal gland - a long sebaceous gland that lubricates the eyelids; "bacterial infection of a Meibomian gland produces a stye"
--1 is a kind of sebaceous gland, sebaceous follicle, glandulae sebaceae



     What is a sty?
    A sty (sometimes spelled stye) is a tender, painful red bump located at the base of an eyelash or under or inside the eyelid. The medical term for a sty is hordeolum (plural, hordeola).
    A sty results from an acute infection of the oil glands of the eyelid (meibomian glands) that occurs after these glands have become clogged. A sty also may arise from an infected hair follicle at the base of an eyelash. The bacterium Staphylococcus aureus is responsible for 90%-95% of cases of styes.     Staph aureus is frequently found on the skin.       A sty can develop as a complication of blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelid).
    The term external hordeolum has been used to refer to a sty that develops at the base of an eyelash involving a hair follicle of the eyelid, whereas the term internal hordeolum refers to a sty arising due to an inflamed meibomian gland under the eyelid.
    A sty is sometimes confused with a chalazion (see below), which is a cyst or a specific type of scarring (due to chronic inflammation) arising in the meibomian glands of the eyelid. In contrast to a sty, a chalazion is usually painless.

    Who is most susceptible to the development of a sty?
    Styes are very common. People of all ages can develop a sty, and males and females are equally affected. There is a slight increase in incidence of styes during the third to fifth decades of life. People with certain chronic conditions (diabetes mellitus, chronic blepharitis [inflammation of the eyelid], seborrhea, and chronic debilitating illnesses) are more prone to developing styes than the general population.

     In many susceptible people, stress seems to trigger the development of a sty. Studies have shown that those who have high levels of blood lipids are more susceptible to blockages in the oil glands, including those of the eyelid and, therefore, are more likely to develop a sty.

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