Oral Pathology - Ch. 2 Vocab.

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  1. abscess
    a collection of purulent exudate that has accumulated in a cavity formed by the tissue
  2. actinic
    related to or exhibiting chemical changes produced by radiant energy, especially the visible and ultraviolet rays of sunlight
  3. acute
    a course of disease that is either of short duration or one that is both short and relatively severe
  4. angiogenesis
    the formation and differentiation of blood vessels
  5. atrophy
    the decrease in size and function of a cell, tissue, organ, or whole body
  6. central
    describes a lesion that is at the center of an involved area
  7. chemotaxis
    the movement of white blood cells, as directed by biochemical mediators, to an area of injury
  8. chronic
    course of disease persisting for a long time
  9. C-reactive protein
    a nonspecific protein, produced in the liver, that becomes elevated during episodes of acute inflammation or infection
  10. cyst
    an abnormal sac or cavity lined by epithelium and surrounded by fibrous connective tissue
  11. cytolysis
    the dissolution or destruction of a cell
  12. edema
    excess plasma or exudate in the interstitial space that results in tissue swelling
  13. emigration
    the passage of white blood cells through the walls of small blood vessels and into injured tissue
  14. epithlializtion
    the process of being covered with epithelium
  15. erythema
    redness of the skin or mucosa
  16. exudate
    fluid with a high protein content that leaves the microcirculation during an inflammatory response
  17. fever
    an elevation of body temp. to greater than the normal level of 37 degrees C
  18. fibroplasia
    the formation of fibrous tissue, as normal occurs in healing
  19. fistula
    an abnormal passage that leads from an abscess to the body surface
  20. granulation tissue
    the initial connective tissue formed in healing
  21. granuloma
    a collection of macrophages usually surrounded by a rim of lymphocytes
  22. hyperemia
    an excess of blood within blood within blood vessels in a part of the body
  23. hyperplasia
    an enlargement of a tissue or organ resulting from an increase in the number of normal cells
  24. hypertrophy
    an enlargement of a tissue or organ resulting from an increase in the size of its individual cells
  25. inflammation
    a nonspecific response to injury that involves the microcirculation and its blood cells
  26. leukocytes
    a temporary increase in the number of white blood cells circulating in the blood
  27. local
    a disease process that is confined to a limited location in the body
  28. lymphadenopathy
    abnormal enlargement of lymph nodes
  29. macrophage
    the second type of white blood cells that arrives at site of injury
  30. margination
    a process during inflammation in which white blood cells tend to move to the periphery of the blood vessel at the site of injury
  31. microcirculation
    small blood vessels including arterioles, capillaries, and venues
  32. myofibroblast
    a fibroblast that has some of the characteristics of smooth muscle cells, such as the ability to contract
  33. necrosis
    the pathologic death of one or more cells, or a portion of tissue, or an organ that results form irreversible damage to cells
  34. neutrophil
    the first white blood cell to arrive at a site of injury
  35. opacification
    the process of becoming opaque
  36. opsonization
    the enhancement of phagocytosis by a process in which a pathogen is marked, with opsonins, for destruction by phagocytes
  37. pavementing
    the adherence of white blood cells to blood vessel walls during inflammation
  38. peripheral
    located away from the center
  39. phagocytosis
    the ingestion and digestion of particulate material by cells
  40. purulent
    a secretion containing or forming pus
  41. radicular
    pertaining to the root of the tooth
  42. regeneration
    the process by which injured tissue is replaced with tissue identical to that present before the injury
  43. repair
    the restoration of damaged or diseased tissues by cellular change and growth
  44. serous
    a secretion having a watery consistency; relating to serum
  45. systemic
    pertaining to or affecting the body as a whole
  46. transudate
    the fluid component of blood that normally passes through the endothelial cell walls of the microcirculation
  47. traumatic injury
    a disease process that results from injury that causes tissue damage
  48. waldeyer's ring
    the ring of lymphatic tissue formed by the two palatine tonsils, the pharyngeal tonsil, the lingual tonsil, and intervening lymphoid tissue
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Oral Pathology - Ch. 2 Vocab.
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oral pathology Vocabulary

Oral Pathology - Ch. 2 Vocab.
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