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Abscess

A localized collection of pus

Acne vulgaris

An inflammatory disease of the sebaceous glands characterized by pimples and blackheads

Albinism

A partial or total absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes

Antiperspirant

Agent that acts against perspiration

Asepsis 1

A term that means sterile

Asepsis 2

The absence of germs

Aspiration

Withdrawing fluid from a cyst with a syringe

Atrophy

Thinning with the loss of skin markings

Axilla

Armpit

Axillary

Pertaining to the armpit

Bulla

A blister that is larger than 1cm and filled with clear fluid

Cyanosis

A bluish discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes

Cyst

A sac that is filled with fluid and located under the skin

Debridement

Removal of foreign material and dead or contaminated tissue from an infected or traumatic lesion until surrounding healthy tissue is exposed

Dermabrasion

A term that means physical sanding of the skin to remove tattoos and scars also called abrasion

Dermatitis

Inflammation of the skin

Dermis 1

Along with the epidermis are the main parts of the skin

Dermis 2

The skin layer that contains numerous blood vessels, nerves, and glands

Discoid lupus erythematosus

A chronic disorder, primarily of the skin, named for the reddish facial rash that frequently accompanies the disorder

Electrolysis

A method used for destruction of hair follicle

Frostbite

Damage to the skin, tissues, and blood vessels as a result of prolonged exposure to cold

Full thickness burn

More serious than a partial thickness burn

Graft

Implanting skin to cover areas where skin has been lost

Hidradenitis

Inflammation of the sweat gland

Ichthyosis

A term for any of several generalized skin disorders marked by dryness and scaling and resembling fish skin

Integument

Another name for skin

Keloid

A term for a sharply elevated, irregularly shaped, progressively enlarging scar caused by excessive collagen during tissue repair

Keratin

A tough substance of hair, nails, and horny tissue

Laceration

A term that means torn, jagged wound

Lipoma

Benign , fatty tumor

Liposuction

A cosmetic procedure to remove or reduce localized areas of fat

Macule

Skin lesion that is non raised and discolored

Melanoma

A highly metastatic pigmented neoplasm of the skin

Epidermis

Outermost layer of the skin

Mycodermatitis

Fungal inflammation of the skin

Necrosis

Death of tissue or bone that is surrounded by healthy parts

Onychomyopathy

A disease of the nails caused by a fungus

Onychopathy

A term that means any disease of the nails

Papule

A small raised spot on the skin Ex mole

Petechiae

Tiny red or purple spots appearing on the skin as a result of tiny hemorrhages

Psoriasis

A common chronic skin disorder characterized by circumscribed red patches that are covered by thick, dry, silvery scales

Pilomotor

A type of muscle that causes erection of the hairs of the skin

Puncture/incision

Wound produced by a sharp instrument

Pustule

A term that means visible collection of pus beneath the epidermis

Scleroderma

A term that means a chronic hardening and thickening of the skin

Sebum

Oily secretion of the sebaceous gland

Subcutaneous adipose tissue

Located under the dermis, purpose is to insulate and cushion against shock

Sudoriferous gland

Another name for sweat gland

Topical medications

Medication applied directly to the skin

Transdermal

Through or across the skin

Trichosis

An abnormal growth of hair in an unusual place

Ulcers

Deep, irregular erosion

Ungual

Pertaining to the nails

Urticaria

An allergic skin reaction

Vesicle

A blister smaller than 1 cm

Xerosis

A term that means any dry condition

Antimicrobial

destroying or suppressing microorganisms

Biopsy

diagnostic examination of a piece of tissue from the living body

Contusion

the action of bruising

Follicle

a structure in the dermis of the skin from which a strand of hair grows

Cellulitis

Inflammation of cellular or connective tissue

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