movement of ions or molecules across cells membranes, usually against a pressure gradient and with expenditure of metabolic energy.
A furuncle; an acute circumscribed inflammation of the subcutaneous layers of the skin of a gland, or a hair follicle.
The primary lesion of syphilis, appearing at the site of entry of the infection, approximately two or three weeks after exposure. Begins as a papule which breaks down into an ulcer.
colloid osmotic pressure
pressure exerted by plasma proteins on permeable membranes in the body; synonym for oncotic pressure.
inflammation of the skin evidence by itching, redness, and various skin lesions
a physician who specializes in treating disease of the skin
tendency of solutes to move freely throughout a solvent from an area of higher concentration to an area of lower concentration until equilibrium is establish.
accumulation of fluid in extracellular spaces
a substance that separates on a solution and conducts an electric current
An agent that will soften and soothe the part when applied locally. The term is usually confined to agents affecting the surface of the body
Body fluid that is found in the vascular and interstitial spaces
passage of fluid through a permeable membrane whose spaces do not allow certain solutes to pass; passages is from an area of higher pressure to one of lower pressure.
Eruption of very itchy wheals, caused by an allergic substance or food or by sudden sharp changes in climate
various physiologic and psychological mechanism respond to changes in the internal and external and environment to maintain a balanced state
an excess of potassium in the blood
an excess of sodium in the blood
a deficit of potassium in the blood
a deficit of sodium
having a lesser concentration than the solution with which it is being compared.
pertaining to the spaces between the cells
body fluid that is found inside of the cell
having about the same concentration as the solution with which it is being compared
overgrowth of collagenous scar tissue at the site of a wound of the skin
Any visible local abnormality of the tissue of the body as a wound, sore, rash, or boil
a growth that infiltrates tissue, metastasizes and often recurs after attempts at surgical removal
a pigmented skin blemish, a nervus
the amount of water the body needs to lose in 24 hrs in order to remove waste products from the blood and through vaporization
passage of solvent through a semipermeable membrane from an area of lesser concentration to an area of greater concentration until equilibrium is established
the replacement of destroyed tissue cells by cells that are identical or similar in the structure and function
oil secreting gland of the skin. the glands are simple or branched alveolar gland most of which open into hair follicles. they are holocrine glands their secretion is called sebum. most but not all sebaceous glands have a hair follicle associated with them
a cutaneous condition characterized by milk white patches surround by areas of normal pigmentation. more common in the tropic and in blacks
A circumscribed cutaneous elevation resulting from hypertrophy of the papillae and epidermis. it is caused by virus