Med Term Ch 12 continued

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Med Term Ch 12 continued
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  1. abnormal sac containing gas, fluid or semisolid material
    cyst
  2. pimple
    pustule
  3. small blister, less than .05cm
    vesicle
  4. larger blister larger than .05cm
    bulla
  5. injury to superficial layers of the skin by scraping and rubbing away
    abrasion
  6. decubitus ulcer or bedsore, ulcerated area with prolonged has caused tissue death
    pressure sore
  7. groove or crack like break in the skin
    fissure
  8. torn and jagged wound, or an accidental cut wound
    laceration
  9. deep hole made by a sharp object
    puncture wound
  10. open lesion of the skin or mucous membrane resulting in tissue loss around the edges
    ulcer
  11. inflammation of the skin
    dermatitis
  12. localized allergic response caused by contact with an irritant
    contact dermatitis
  13. reoccurring dermatitis that is usually characterized by redness, itching and dryness
    eczema
  14. itching
    pruritus
  15. skin lesions or eruptions
    dermatosis
  16. dry thickened and scaly skin
    ichthyosis
  17. painful fat syndrome. accumulation of fat or liquid in hips or legs
    lipedema
  18. lupus. red scaly rash on face and upper trunk
    lupus erythematosus
  19. red papules covered with silvery scales, occurs on elbows, knees, scalp, back or butt
    psoriasis
  20. adult acne
    rosacea
  21. bulbous nose
    phinophyma
  22. skin becomes thickened, hardened
    scleroderma
  23. hives, itchy wheals caused by allergic reaction
    urticaria
  24. xerosis, excessively dry skin
    xeroderma
  25. cluster of connected furuncles
    carbuncle
  26. rapidly spreading condition within the connective tissue
    cellulitis
  27. boils, lg tender swollen areas by staphylococal infection
    furuncles
  28. tissue necrosis, loss of circulation
    gangrene
  29. highly contagious bacterial infection, occurs in children
    impetigo
  30. severe infection caused by group A strep bacteria
    necrotizing fasciitis
  31. acute inflammatory, pus forming bacterial skin infection
    pyoderma
  32. thickening of part of skin on hands and feet caused by repeat rubbing
    callus
  33. normal scarring
    cicatrix
  34. tissue that forms during healing of wound
    granulation
  35. describes small, knot like swelling of granulation tissue in epidermis
    granuloma
  36. abnormally raised scar tissue that expands beyond the boundaries of incision
    keloid
  37. skin growth that is overgrown and thickening
    keratosis
  38. benign, slow growing fatty tumor between skin and muscle
    lipoma
  39. moles, small dark skin growths that develops from melanocytes
    nevi
  40. benign superficial wart like growth on epithelial tissue
    papilloma
  41. mushroom like growth from the surface of mucous membrane
    polyp
  42. small flesh colored that hands from the body by fine stalks
    skin tags
  43. harmful malignant growth on skin
    skin cancer
  44. precancerous skin growth that occurs on sun damaged skin
    actinic keratosis
  45. malignant tumor of basal layer of the epidermis , most common form of cancer, least harmful
    basal cell carcinoma
  46. malignant tumor of the scaly squamous cells of the epithelium
    squamous cell carcinoma
  47. melanoma, skin cancer that occurs in melanocytes
    malignant melanoma
  48. removal of small piece of tissue for exam to confirm and establish diagnosis
    biopsy
  49. technique in which cells are scraped from tissue and examined under microscope
    exfoliative cytology
  50. destruction of tissue by burning
    cauterization
  51. chemical peel, use of the chemicals to remove the outer layers of the skin
    chemabrasion
  52. destruction/ elimination of abnormal tissue cells with application of extreme cold by nitrogen
    cryosurgery
  53. removal of material from the surface by scraping
    curettage
  54. removal of dirt from wound to prevent infection
    debridement
  55. abrasion involving wire, brush and sandpaper
    dermabrasion
  56. involved incision and drainage of lesion
    I & D
  57. used to treat skin cancer
    mohs surgery
  58. life
    bio/o
  59. skin
    derm/o dermat/o
  60. red
    erythr/o
  61. sweat
    hidr/o
  62. hairy, rough
    hirsut/o
  63. horny, hard, cornea
    kerat/o
  64. fat
    lip/o
  65. black
    melan/o
  66. fungus
    myc/o
  67. fingernail or toe
    onych/o
  68. lice
    pedicul/o
  69. wrinkle
    rhytid/o
  70. sebum
    seb/o
  71. nettle, rash, hives
    urtic/o
  72. dry
    xer/o

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