GLOSSARY: Dermatology

Dermatology is the branch of medicine dealing with the structure, function and diseases of skin, a unique specialty with both medical and surgical aspects. Problems include warts, hair loss, fungal infections, acne, athlete's foot, eczema, rashes and skin cancer. A dermatologist takes care of diseases, in the widest sense, and some cosmetic problems of the skin, scalp, hair, and nails.