Oral Pathology chapter 17

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Abscess

Area of pus from infection

Acute inflammation

minimal short lasting injury to tissue

Biopsy

Removal of tissue from pts for diagnostic examination

Candidiasis

Yeastlike fungus infection

Carcinoma

Malignant tumor in epithelial tissue

Cellulitis

Inflammation of cellular or connective tissue

Chronic inflammation

recurrent injury or irritation to tissue

Congenital disorders

disorders present at birth

Cyst

Closed cell or pouch with a definite wall

Ecchymosis

bruising

Erosion

Wearing away

Glossitis

Inflammation of the tongue

Granuloma

Granular tumor or growth

Hematoma

Swelling or mass of blood collected in one area

Inflammation

Protective response of tissues to irritation or injury

Lesion

Area of pathology (sore)

Leukemia

bone marrow produces increased # of immature or abnormal white cells

Leukoplakia

white spots or patches on the oral mucosa

Lichen

Benign, chronic disease that affects the skin and oral mucosa

Lymphadenopathy

Swelling or disease of lymph nodes

Lymphoma

Malignant disorder of the lymphoid tissue

Metastasize

spread disease from one part of body to another

Methamphetamine

Strong central nervous system stimulant

Meth mouth

rampant tooth decay caused by heavy meth use

Pathology

Study of disease

Petechia

Small red spot on the skin or mucous membrane

Sarcoma

Malignant tumor in connective tissue such as muscle or bone

Xerostomia

Dry mouth (Cotton mouth)

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