Pharmacology Chapter 56

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  1. a chronic inflammatory disease of the pilosebaceous glands of the skin, involving lesions such as papules and pustules (pimples); referred to as acne
    Acne Vulgaris
  2. Aslowly developing, localized thickening of the outer layers of the skin resulting from long-term, prolonged exposure to the sun. Also called solar keratosis
    Actinic Keratosis
  3. a chronic skin inflammation seen in patients with hereditary susceptibility to pruritus
    Atopic Dermatitis
  4. the most common form of skin cancer; it arises from epidermal cells known as basal cells and is rarely metastatic
    Basal Cell Carcinoma
  5. Necrotizing infections of skin and subcutaneous tissue caused by multiple furuncles (boils). They are usually caused by the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus
    Carbuncles
  6. an acute, diffuse, spreading infection involving the skin, subcutaneous tissue, and sometimes muscle as well. It is usually caused by infection of a wound with Streptococcus or Staphylococcus species
    Cellulitis
  7. any inflammation of the skin
    Dermatitis
  8. any of common groups of fungi that infect skin, hair and nails. These fungi are most commonly from the genera Microsporum, Epidermophyton, and Trichophyton
    Dermatophytes
  9. the
    general term for any abnormal skin condition
    Dermatosis
  10. the layer of the skin just below the epidermis, consisting of papillary and reticular layers and containing blood and lymphatic vessels, nerves and nerve endings, glands, and hair follicles
    Dermis
  11. a pruritic, papulovesicular dermatitis occurring as a reaction to many endogenous and exogenous agents, and characterized by erythema, edema, and an inflammatory infiltrate of the dermis accompanied by oozing, crusting, and scaling
    Eczema
  12. the superficial, avascular layers of the skin, made up of an outer dead, cornified portion and a deeper living, cellular portion
    Epidermis
  13. inflammation of a follicle, usually a hair follicle. A follicle is defined as any sac or pouchlike cavity
    Folliculitis
  14. Painful skin nodules caused by Staphylococcus organisms that enter the skin through the hair follicles. Also called a boil
    Furuncles
  15. a pus-generating, contagious superficial skin infection, usually caused by staphylococci or streptococci. It generally occurs on the face and is most commonly seen in children
    Impetigo
  16. small, circumscribed, superficial, solid elevations of the skin that are usually pink and less than 0.5 to 1 cm in diameter
    Papules
  17. an infestation with lice of the family Pediculidae
    Pediculosis
  18. An unpleasant cutaneous sensation that provokes the desire to rub or scratch the skin to obtain relief
    Pruritus
  19. a common, chronic squamous cell dermatosis with polygenic (multigene) inheritance and a fluctuating pattern of recurrence and remission
    Psoriasis
  20. Visible collections of pus within or beneath the epidermis
    Pustules
  21. A contagious disease caused by Sarcoptes scabiei, the itch mite, characterized by intense itching of the skin and injury to the skin (excoriation) resulting from scratching
    Scabies
  22. a fungal skin disease caused by a dermatophyte and characterized by itching, scaling, and sometimes painful lesions. It is a general term for an infection with any of various dermatophytes that occur at several sites. Also called ringworm
    Tinea
  23. Substances applied to any surface that either kill microorganisms or inhibit their growth or replication
    Topical antimicrobials
  24. small sacs containing liquid; also called cysts
    Vesicles

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