Ichthyosis simplex: Excessively dry skin with scaling. This comes from the Greek word "Ichthys" for fish (scales).Also called xeroderma. See: Xeroderma. See also: Ichthyosis vulgaris.
Heart Disease: Causes of a Heart Attack
Reviewed on 9/7/2018
Medically reviewed by Martin Zipser, MD; Board Certified: Surgery