MT Major Body Systems 4

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Pediculosis

infestation with lice

Debridement

surgical removal of foreign material and dead tissue from a wound in order to prevent infection and promote healing

Transdermal

pertaining to through the skin

Topical

applied to the surface of the skin

Prutitus

severe itching

Urticaria

also hives; an acute allergic reaction in which round wheals (welts) develop on the skin, usually accompanied by intense itching

Melanosis

a condition characterized by abnormal deposits of melanin (especially in the skin)

Clubbing

abnormal widening and thickening of the ends of the fingers and toes associated with chronic oxygen deficiency

Hirsutism

excessive growth of hair

Alopecia

Loss of hair; baldness

Contusion

an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration

Ecchymosis

a large, irregular area of purplish discoloration due to bleeding under the skin; a bruise

Lesion

a pathologic change of the tissues due to disease or injury

Cellulitis

inflammation of connective tissue, associated with infection and fever

Pathology

The study of disease

Dysplasia

abnormal development or growth of cells, tissues or organs

Autopsy

the examination of a corpse to determine the cause of death

Orthotics

the field of knowledge relating to the making and fitting of orthopedic appliances, such as a brace or splint to support, align, prevent, or correct deformities or to improve the function of movable parts of the body

Synovitis

inflammation of the synovial membrane that lines a synovial joint

Osteoarthritis

chronic inflammation of bones and joints due to degenerative changes in cartilage

Prostrate

to lay flat on the ground

Palpitation

pounding or racing heart

Trauma

wound or injury

Triage

process of evaluating the urgency of medical need and prioritizing treatment.

Viral

pertaining to a virus

Virile

possessing masculine traits

Suppuration

formation or discharge of pus

Inflammation

An irritation of a tissue caused by infection or injury. Inflammation is characterized by four cardinal symptoms; redness (rubor), swelling (tumor), heat (calor), and pain (dolor).

Infection

invasion of the body by a pathogenic organism

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