11-4 The Integumentary System

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  1. Acne Vulgaris-
    A skin condition characterized by inflammation of sebaceous glands and producing pimples.
  2. Albino-
    A person who lacks pigment in the skin, hair, and eyes, either partial or total; a person with albinoism.
  3. Alopecia-
    The loss of hair; baldness.
  4. Carbuncle-
    A staphylococcal infection following furunculosis, characterized by a deep abscess of several follicles with multiple draining points.
  5. Dermatitis-
    An inflammation of the skin, often the result of an irritant.
  6. Dermis-
    True skin.
  7. Dilate-
    To enlarge, expand in size; to increase the size of an opening.
  8. Eczema-
    A noncontagious skin disease characterized by dry, red, itchy, and scaly skin.
  9. Epidermis-
    The outer layer of the skin; literally over the true skin.
  10. Erythema-
    Diffuse redness over the skin because of capillary congestion and dilation of the superficial capillaries.
  11. Follicle-
    A small excretory duct or sac or tubular gland; a hair follicle.
  12. Folliculitis-
    A staphylococcal infection of a hair follicle.
  13. Furuncle-
    The medical term for a boil.
  14. Herpes Simplex-
    The medical term for fever blister, an acute viral infection of the face, mouth, or nose.
  15. Herpes Zoster-
    The medical term for shingles, an acute viral infection of the dorsal root ganglia.
  16. Integumentary-
    The skin; a covering.
  17. Keloid-
    An overgrowth of new skin tissue; a scar.
  18. Lesion-
    An injury or wound; a circumscribed area of pathologically altered tissue.
  19. Lyme Disease-
    A disease caused by a spirochete that is carried by the deer tick.
  20. Macule-
    A discolored spot or patch on the skin neither elevated nor depressed.
  21. Melanin-
    A pigment that gives color to the skin, hair, and eyes.
  22. Melanocytes-
    Cells that produce the pigment of the skin, melanin.
  23. Papule-
    Red, elevated area on the skin.
  24. Pediculosis-
    The scientific name for lice.
  25. Perception-
    Awareness through the senses; the receipt of impressions; consciousness.
  26. Pigment-
    Any coloring matter.
  27. Psoriasis-
    A chronic inflammatory disease characterized by scaly patches.
  28. Pustule-
    Small elevation of the skin filled with lymph or pus.
  29. Receptors-
    Peripheral nerve ending of a sensory nerve that responds to stimuli.
  30. Sebaceous-
    An oily, fatty matter; glands secreting such matter.
  31. Sebum-
    Oily secretion of the sebaceous glands of the skin.
  32. Slough-
    to cast off; as dead tissue.
  33. Subcutaneous-
    Beneath the skin.
  34. Transdermal-
    Through the skin.
  35. Urticaria-
    An inflammatory condition characterized by the eruption of wheals that are associated with severe itching; commonly called hives.
  36. Verrucae-
    Warts; small, circumscribed elevations of the skin formed by hypertrophy of the papillae.
  37. Vesicle-
    A small sac or bladder containing fluid; a small;, blisterlike elevation on the skin containing serous fluid.
  38. Viral Shedding-
    That time when a virus is the most active and most contagious.
  39. Wheals-
    More or less round and evanescent elevations of the skin, white in center with a pale red edge, accompanied by itching.
  40. Whorl-
    a type of fingerprint in which the central papillary ridges turn through at least one complete circle.
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11-4 The Integumentary System
2013-08-03 08:02:27
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