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2010-05-17 18:35:57
Medical Term

Integumentary System
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  1. cuane/o, derm/o, dermat/o
  2. kerat/o
    horny tissue, hard
  3. hidr/o
  4. onych/o, ungu/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 chain
  18. xer/o
  19. epi-
    on, upon, over
  20. intra-
  21. para-
    beside, beyond, around
  22. per-
  23. sub-
    under, below
  24. -a
    noun suffix, no meaning
  25. -coccus
    berry-shaped (form of bacterium)
  26. -ectomy
    excision or surgical removal
  27. -ia
    diseased or abnormal state, condition of
  28. -itis
  29. -malacia
  30. -opsy
    view of, viewing
  31. -phagia
    eating or swallowing
  32. -plasty
    surgical repair
  33. -rrhea
    flow, excessive discharge
  34. -tome
    instrument used to cut
  35. dermatitis
    inflammation of the skin
  36. dermatoconiosis
    abnormal condition of the skin caused by dust
  37. dermatofibroma
    fibrous tumor of the skin
  38. hidradenitis
    inflammation of a sweat gland
  39. leiodermia
    condition of smooth skin
  40. onychcryptosis
    abnormal condition of a hidden nail (ingrown nail)
  41. onychomalacia
    softening of the nails
  42. onychophagia
    eating the nails (nail biting)
  43. pachyderma
    thickening of the skin
  44. xeroderma
    dry skin
  45. paryonchia
    diseased state around the nail
  46. seborrhea
    excessive discharge of sebum
  47. trichomycosis
    abnormal condition of a fungus in the hair
  48. abrasion
    scraping away of the skin by a mechanical process or by an injury
  49. abscess
    localized collection of puss
  50. acne
    inflammatory disease of the skin involving the sebaceous glands and hair follicles
  51. actinic keratosis
    a precancerous skin condition of horny tissue formation that results from excessive exposure to sunlight. It may evolve into a squamous cell carcinoma
  52. basal cell carcinoma (BCC)
    epithelial tumor arising from the epidermis.
  53. candidiasis
    an infection of the skin, mouth (thrush), or vagina caused by yeast-type fungus Candida albicans. Normally present in the mucous membranes
  54. carbuncle
    skin infection composed of a cluster of boils caused by staphylococcal bacteria
  55. cellulitis
    inflammation of the skin and subcutaneous tissue caused by infection, leading to redness, swelling, and fever
  56. contusion
    injury with no break in the skin, characterized by pain, swelling, and discoloration
  57. eczema
    noninfectious, inflammatory skin disease characterized by redness, blisters, scabs, and itching
  58. fissure
    slit or cracklike sore in the skin
  59. furuncle
    painful skin node caused by staph bacteria in a hair follicle (aka boil)
  60. gangrene
    death of tissue caused by loss of blood supply followed by bacterial invasion
  61. herpes
    inflammatory skin disease caused by herpes virus characterized by small blisters in clusters
  62. impetigo
    superficial skin infection characterized by pustules and caused by either staph or strept
  63. 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. Frequently seen with AIDS
  64. laceration
    torn, ragged-edge wound
  65. lesion
    any visible change in tissue sedulting from injury or disease. Broad term including sores, wounds, ulcers, and tumors.
  66. pediculosis
    invasion into the skin and hair by lice
  67. psoriasis
    chrnoic skin condition producing red lesions covered with silvery scales
  68. scabies
    skin infection caused by the itch mite, characterized papule eruptions that are caused by the female burrowing in the outer layer of the skin and laying eggs. Accompanied by sever itching.
  69. scleroderma
    a disease characterized by chronic hardening (induration) of the connective tissue of the skin and other body organs
  70. shingles
    development of painful, inflamed blisters that follow the nerve routes. Caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox