Med Term (3)

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  1. Cutane/o
  2. Hidr/o
  3. Kerat/o
    • Horny tissue
    • Hard
  4. Onych/o
  5. Seb/o
    Sebum (oil)
  6. Trich/o
  7. aut/o
  8. bi/o
  9. coni/o
  10. crypt/o
  11. heter/o
  12. myc/o
  13. necr/o
    death (cells, body)
  14. pachy/o
  15. rhytid/o
  16. staphyl/o
    grapelike clusters
  17. strept/o
    twisted chains
  18. xer/o
  19. epi-
    • on
    • upon
    • over
  20. intra-
  21. para-
    • beside
    • beyond
    • around
    • abnormal
  22. per-
  23. sub-
    • under
    • below
  24. trans-
    • through
    • across
    • beyond
  25. -a
    no meaning
  26. -coccus
    berry-shaped (form of bacteria)
  27. -ectomy
    excision or surgical removal
  28. -ia
    • diseased or abnormal state
    • condition of
  29. -itis
  30. -malacia
  31. -opsy
    • view of
    • viewing
  32. -phagia
    eating or swallowing
  33. -plasty
    surgical repair
  34. -rrhea
    • flow
    • discharge
  35. -tome
    instrument used to cut
  36. abrasion
    scraping away of the skin by mechanical process or injury
  37. abscess
    localized collection of pus
  38. acne
    inflamation disease of the skin involving the sebaceous glands and hair follicles.
  39. actinic keratosis
    a precancerous skin condition of horny tissue fomation that results from excessive exposure to sunlight. It may evolve into a squamous cell carcinoma.
  40. albinism
    congenital hereditary condition characterized by partial or total lack of pigment in the skin, hair, and eyes.
  41. 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.
  42. candidiasis
    an infection of the skin, mouth (also called Thrush), or vagina caused by the yeast type fungus normally present in the mucous membranes.
  43. carbuncle
    skin infection composed of a cluster of boils caused by staphylococcal bacteria.
  44. cellulitis
    inflammation of the skin and subcutaneous tissue caused by infection, leading to redness, swelling, and fever.
  45. contusion
    injury with no break in the skin, characterized by pain, swelling, and discoloration (also called a bruise)
  46. eczema
    noninfectious, inflamitory skin disease characterized by reddness, blisters, scabs, and itching.
  47. fissure
    slit or cracklike sore in the skin
  48. furuncle
    painful skin node caused by staphylococcal bacteria in hair follicle (also called a boil)
  49. gangrene
    death of tissue caused by loss of blood supply by bacterial invasion.
  50. Herpes
    inflammatory skin disease caused by herpes virus haracterized by small blisters in clusters.
  51. Impetigo
    sperficial skin infection characterized by pustules and caused by either staphylococci or streptococci
  52. infection
    the invasion of pathogens in the body tissue.
  53. Kaposi sarcoma
    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.
  54. laceration
    torn, ragged-edged wound
  55. Lesion
    any visible change in tissue resulting from injury or disease.
  56. MRSA infection
    invasion of body tissue by methicillin-resistant Staph A, a strain of common bacteria.
  57. pediculosis
    invasion into the skin and hair by lice
  58. psoriasis
    chronic skin condition producing red lesions coered with silvery scales.
  59. rosacea
    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.
  60. Scabies
    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.
  61. scleroderma
    a disease characterized by chronic hardening of the connective tissue of the skin and other body organs.
  62. squamous cell carcinoma
    a malignant growth that develops from scalelike epithelial tissue. No significant potential for metastasis.
  63. Systemic lupus erythematosus
    a chronic inflammatory disease involving the skin, joints, kidneys, and nervous system. Autoimmune disease.
  64. Tinea
    Fungal infection of the skin. The fungi may infect keratin of the skin, hair, and nails. Also called ringworm and athlete's foot.
  65. Urticaria
    an itching skin erruption composed of wheals of varying size and shape, which usually resolves in a short period of time. Also called hives.
  66. vitiligo
    white atches on the skin caused by the destruction of melanocytes associated with autoimmune disorders.
  67. alopecia
    loss of hair
  68. cicatrix
  69. cyst
    a closed sac containing sluid or semisolid material
  70. cytomegalovirus
    a herpes-type virus that usually causes disease when the immune system is compromised.
  71. diaphoresis
    profuse sweating
  72. ecchymosis
    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.
  73. edema
    puffy swelling of tissue from the accumulation of fluid
  74. erythema
  75. Induration
    abnormal hard spot
  76. jaundice
    condition characterized by a yellow tinge to the skin.
  77. keloid
    overgrowth of scar tissue
  78. leukoplakia
    condition characterized by white sopts or patches on mucous membrane, which may be precancerous
  79. macule
    flat colored spot on the skin
  80. nevus
    circumscribed malformation of the skin, usually brown, black, or clesh colored. Also called a mole.
  81. Nodule
    a small, knotlike mass that can be felt by touch
  82. pallor
  83. papule
    small, solid skin elevation
  84. petechia
    a pinpoint skin hemmorhage
  85. pressure elcer
    erosion of the skin caused by prolonged pressure, often occuring in bediridden paitients. (also called decubitus ulcer or bed sore)
  86. pruritus
    severe itching
  87. purpura
    small hemorrhages in the skin, giving a purple-red discoloration.
  88. pustule
    elevation of skin containing pus
  89. ulcer
    erosion of the skin or mucous membrane
  90. verruca
    circumscribed cutaneous elevation caused by a virus. (also called wart)
  91. vesicle
    small elevation of the epidermis containing liquid. (also called a blister)
  92. wheal
    transitory, itchy elevation of the skin with white center and a red surrounding area wheal is and individual urticaria lesion.
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Med Term (3)
Medical terminology test number two.
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