The separation and falling off of a nail from the nail bed; can occur on fingernails or toenails.
Whitish discoloration of the nails, usually caused by injury to the matrix area; white spots.
Visible depressions running across the width of the natural nail plate.
Living skin at the base of the nail plate covering the matrix area.
Part of the nail plate that extends over the tip of the finger or toe.
The slightly thickened layer of skin that lies beneath the free edge of the nail plate.
Tough bank of fibrous tissue that connects bones or hols an organ in place.
Whitish, half-moon shape at the base of the nail plate, caused by the reflection of light off the surface of the matrix
Area where the natural nail is formed; this area is composed of matrix cells that make up the nail plate.
Portion of the skin that the nail plate sits on.
Thin layer of tissue between the nail plate and the nail bed.
Dead tissue that tightly adheres to the nail plate.
Fold of normal skin that surrounds the nail plate.
Slit or furrow on the sides of the nail.
Hardened keratin plate covering the nail bed.
All the anatomical parts of the fingernail necessary to produce the natural nail plate.
The technical term for the nail of the finger or toes.
Split or brittle nails that also have a series of lengthwise ridges giving a rough appearance to the surface of the nail plate.
Condition in which a blood clot forms under the nail plate, forming a dark purplish spot, usually due to injury.
trumpet nails (pincer nails)
Edges of the nail plate curl to form the shape of a trumpet or cone around the free edge.
Reddened patches of small blister; slight or severe itching.
Medical term for fungal infections of the feet.
Redness, pain, swelling, or pus; refer to a physician
hangnail or agnail
Condition in which the eponychium or other living tissue surrounding the nail plate becomes split or torn.
Noticebly thin, white nail plate that is more flexible than normal.
The hard protective plate of the nail, composed mainly of keratin.
Increased crosswise curvature throughout the nail plate.
Verticle lines running the length of the natural nail plate, usually related to normal aging.
Severe inflammation of the nail in which a lump of red tissue grows up from the nail bed to the nail plate.
one of the several sommon bacteria that can cause nail infection
condition that affects the surface of the natural nail plate causing it to appear rough and pitted as well as causing reddish spots on the nail bed and onycholysis.
condition caused by an injury or disease of the nail unit.
darkening of the fingernails or toenails; may be seen as a black band under or within the nail plate, extending from the base to the free edge.
Atrophy or wasting away of the nail; caused by injury or disease.
fungal infection of the natural nail plate.
any deformity disease of the natural nails
Baterial inflammation of the tissues around the nail; pus, thickening, and brownish discoloration of the nail plate.
Wavy ridges caused by uneven nail growth; usually result of illness or injury.
A type of highly curved nail plate often caused by injury to the matrix, but it may be inherited; also called "folded nail"
Whitish patches on the nail that can be scraped off or long yellowish streaks within the nail substance.
Loosening of the nail without shedding.
Thickening and increased curvature of the nail.
Inflammation of the nail matrix with shedding of the nail.
overgrowth in thickness of the nail; ncaused by local infection, internal imbalance, or may be hereditary.
Forward growth of the cuticle.
Periodic shedding of one or more nails.
Abnormal condition that occurs when the skin is stretched by the nail plate; usually caused by serious injury or allergic reaction.
depressions in the nail that run either lengthwise or across the nail; result from illness, injury, stress, or pregnancy.
Growth of horny epithelium in the nail bed.