Med Term (3)
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Med Term (3)
Medical terminology test number two.
death (cells, body)
berry-shaped (form of bacteria)
excision or surgical removal
diseased or abnormal state
eating or swallowing
instrument used to cut
scraping away of the skin by mechanical process or injury
localized collection of pus
inflamation disease of the skin involving the sebaceous glands and hair follicles.
a precancerous skin condition of horny tissue fomation that results from excessive exposure to sunlight. It may evolve into a squamous cell carcinoma.
congenital hereditary condition characterized by partial or total lack of pigment in the skin, hair, and eyes.
basal cell carcinoma
epithelial tumor arising from the epidermis. It seldom metastisizes but invades local tissue. Common in individuals who have had excessive sun exposure.
an infection of the skin, mouth (also called
), or vagina caused by the yeast type fungus normally present in the mucous membranes.
skin infection composed of a cluster of boils caused by staphylococcal bacteria.
inflammation of the skin and subcutaneous tissue caused by infection, leading to redness, swelling, and fever.
injury with no break in the skin, characterized by pain, swelling, and discoloration (also called a
noninfectious, inflamitory skin disease characterized by reddness, blisters, scabs, and itching.
slit or cracklike sore in the skin
painful skin node caused by staphylococcal bacteria in hair follicle (also called a
death of tissue caused by loss of blood supply by bacterial invasion.
inflammatory skin disease caused by herpes virus haracterized by small blisters in clusters.
sperficial skin infection characterized by pustules and caused by either staphylococci or streptococci
the invasion of pathogens in the body tissue.
a cancerous condition starting as purple or brown papules on the lower extremities that spreads through the skin to the lymph nodes and internal organs.
torn, ragged-edged wound
any visible change in tissue resulting from injury or disease.
invasion of body tissue by methicillin-resistant Staph A, a strain of common bacteria.
invasion into the skin and hair by lice
chronic skin condition producing red lesions coered with silvery scales.
chronic disorder of the skin that produces erythema, papules, pustules, and broken blood vessels, usually occuring on the central area of the face in people older than 30 years.
skin infection caused by the itch mite, characterized by papule eruption that are caused by the female burrowing into the outer layer of the skin and laying eggs.
a disease characterized by chronic hardening of the connective tissue of the skin and other body organs.
squamous cell carcinoma
a malignant growth that develops from scalelike epithelial tissue. No significant potential for metastasis.
Systemic lupus erythematosus
a chronic inflammatory disease involving the skin, joints, kidneys, and nervous system. Autoimmune disease.
Fungal infection of the skin. The fungi may infect keratin of the skin, hair, and nails. Also called
ringworm and athlete's foot
an itching skin erruption composed of wheals of varying size and shape, which usually resolves in a short period of time. Also called
white atches on the skin caused by the destruction of melanocytes associated with autoimmune disorders.
loss of hair
a closed sac containing sluid or semisolid material
a herpes-type virus that usually causes disease when the immune system is compromised.
escape of blood into the skin causing a small, flat, purple, or blue discoloration, as may occur when blood is withdrawn by a needle and syringe from an arm vein.
puffy swelling of tissue from the accumulation of fluid
abnormal hard spot
condition characterized by a yellow tinge to the skin.
overgrowth of scar tissue
condition characterized by white sopts or patches on mucous membrane, which may be precancerous
flat colored spot on the skin
circumscribed malformation of the skin, usually brown, black, or clesh colored. Also called a
a small, knotlike mass that can be felt by touch
small, solid skin elevation
a pinpoint skin hemmorhage
erosion of the skin caused by prolonged pressure, often occuring in bediridden paitients. (also called
decubitus ulcer or bed sore
small hemorrhages in the skin, giving a purple-red discoloration.
elevation of skin containing pus
erosion of the skin or mucous membrane
circumscribed cutaneous elevation caused by a virus. (also called
small elevation of the epidermis containing liquid. (also called a
transitory, itchy elevation of the skin with white center and a red surrounding area wheal is and individual urticaria lesion.