Definition: Blanching of skin or mucous membranes, after application of 3–5% acetic acid solution, a sign of increased cellular protein and increased nuclear density; used particularly on genital skin and mucous membranes, including the uterine cervix, to identify zones of squamous cell change for biopsy and condyloma acuminatum for treatment.
Synonym(s): visual inspection with acetic acid
[acetic acid + whitening]
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Examples: glitazone, GI cocktail, etc.