reduction in size/wasting away of an organ, tissue or cell resulting from disease or lack of use.
Any neoplasm of glandular epithelium, benign or malignant
Examination of the body, organs, and tissues after death to determine actual cause of death.
Cancer arising in an epithelium; accounts for 90% of human cancers.
Abnormal proliferation of connective tissue during healing of skin wounds; results in large, unsightly mass of scar tissue at skin surface
Injury, wound or infection that affects a tissue. Not widely spread
Scientific study of changes in organs and tissues produced by disease
Collection of tissue fluid, bacteria, dead and dying tissue cells, white blood cells and macrophages in an inflamed area.
Cancer arising in the mesenchyme-derived tissues (connective and muscle tissues)
a condition caused by deficiency of ascorbic acid (vitamin C)
Melanocytes do not synthesize melanin due to lack of tyrosinase.
Inflammation of hair follicles and sebacious glands
Small fluid blisters that itch and hurt; caused by herpes simplex infection
Breakdown of skin due to interference with blood supply; "bed sores"
Branch of medicine that studies and treats skin disorders.
Pink, fluid-filled, raised lesions that devolp yellow crust and eventually rupture; caused by staph infection
Blue-black spot, appearing in the skin of the sacral region; results from the presence of melanocytes in the dermis
Chronic condition characterized by raised, reddened epidermal lesions covered by dry, silver scales
Skin pigmentation disorder; loss of melanocytes and uneven dispersal of melanin
Subcutaneous tissue, deep to the skin
Keratinized stratified squamous epithelium; made up of 4 or 5 layers
Deepest layer of epidermis; contains melanocytes; undergoes mitosis
Several layers of a weblike system; connected by desmosomes; contains Langerhan's cells and melanin
Flattened cells; full of cytoplasm granules; nuclei and organelles degenerated; lamellated granules allow water proofing
Thin, transparent layer found only in thick skin
Dead cells; 3/4 of the epidermis; protects the body; constantly shed and replaced
Second major skin layer; Strong, flexible connective tissue; "the hide"
Thin superficial layer of the dermis; contains aerolar tissue with elastic and collagen fibers
Peglike projections on the superior surface; contains the capillary loop, sensory receptors, and dermal ridges
Makes up 80% of the dermis; composed of dense irregular tissue; contains collagein and elastic fibers
Stretch marks caused by the tearing of the dermis
Yellow to Orange pigment of melanin; found in the Stratum Corneum and fatty tissue of the hypodermis, palms and soles
blue appearance caused by poorly oxygenated hemoglobin
reddened skin; caused by blushing, fever, alergy, hypertension or inflammation
Blanching (becoming pale) during fear, anger, anemia or low blood pressure
yellow coloring; caused by a liver disorder and the accumulation of bilirubin
metallic appearance; sign of Addison's disease, hypofunction of the adrenal cortex
blood escapes from circulation beneath the skin and clots; also called hematoma
found on the palms, soles and forehead; produce sweat
modified apocrine gland that secretes earwax; deters insects and blocks entry of foreign material into the ear
"cradle cap"; overactive sebaceous glands
pale, fine hair; found as children's and adult women's body hair
coarse long hair; found on the eyebrows, scalp, and pubic hair
hair thinning/baldness; occurs when hairs are not replaced as fast as they are shed
True or Frank Baldness
Hair shaft falls out before even reaching the surface
Male Pattern Baldness
A sex-linked disease; follicular response to DHT shortens the hair growth cycle
Tumor supressor gene; often modified in cancer
Delicate hair surrounding the fetus
White, cheesy-looking covering that protects the baby's skin
Scaling; skin inflammation
Protects areas subject to abrasion; lines the esophagus, mouth, vagina, epdiermis of skin
Small amounts found in the pharynx, male urethra, and glandular ducts
Small amounts found in ducts of the mammary and sweat glands
Stretch and permit distension; lines the ureters, baldder and parts of the urethra
Allows passage by diffusion and filtration; secretes lubrication in peritoneum; found in kidney glomeruli, air sacs of lungs, lines heart, blood vessels, lymphatic vessels, and ventral body cavity (peritoneum)
Secretes and absorbs; found in kidney tubules, ducts, small secretory glands, and ovary surface
Simple Columnar (Ciliated)
Propels mucous; lines small bronchi, uterine tubes, and some of the uterus
Simple Columnar (Non ciliated)
Absorbs and secretes mucous and enzymes; lines stomach to anal canal of digestive tract, lines gallbladder, found in some excretory ducts of some glands
Secretes mucous and propels by cilia; lines the trachea and upper respiratory tract