Skin

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MA 101

Cryosurgery

Use of liquid nitrogen to destroy tissue.

Skin Biopsy

Suspected malignant skin lesions are removed and sent to the lab.

Skin Test

Reaction of the body to a substance by observing the result- injection or topical

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Malignant tumor of the squamous epithelial cells of the epidermis.

Malignant Melanoma

Cancerous growth composed of melanocytes.

Basal Cell Carcinoma

Malignant tumor of the basal cell layer of the epidermis.

Nevus

Pigmented lesion of the skin

Keloid

Hypertrophied, thickened scar.

Tinea

Infection of the skin caused by a fungus.

Psoriasis

Skin condition characterized by itchy, scaly, red plaques covered by silvery gray scales.

Cellulitis

Infection of the skin marked by heat, redness, pain, and swelling.

Urticaria (hives)

Acute allergic reaction red, round wheals develop.

Ulcer

Open sore on the skin or mucous membranes within the body.

Pustule

Absess of the skin containing pus.

Polyp

Benign growth extending from the surface of mucous membranes.

Nodule

Solid, round or oval elevated lesion.

Fissure

Groove or crack-like sore.

Cyst

Closed sac or pouch containing fluid.

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