40 terms

Med Term A-Chapter 4 (Integumentary System)

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derm (o)
forms denoting the skin
auto
self
-plasty
plastic surgery
-(o)logist
specialist
-phobia
fear
-tome
an instrument for cutting
myc (o)
fungus
kerat(o)
a combining form denoting horny tissue or the cornea of the eye
-iasis
diseased condition
derm (a)
skin
-oid
like, resembling
-genous
to produce
-oma
tumor
trich
denoting hair or capillary vessels
-gloss
pertaining to the tounge
-algia
pain
-schisis
splitting
onych (o)
denoting the nails
-malacia
softening
-phagia
to eat
-rrhexis
rupture
-kinesis
movement
tox
poison
hist (o)
denoting relationship to tissue
sarc (o)
denoting flesh or connective tissue
-blast
immature cell
adip (o)
denoting a relationship to fat, adipose tissue
-oid
resembling
-uria
condition of the urine
lip (o)
denoting relationship to fat or lipids
-emia
condition of the blood
steat (o)
denoting relationship to fat
-aden (o)
gland
anti-infectives
agents that kill infectious agents or prevent them from spreading. ex: azithromycin, amoxicillin, cefaclor (generic names); zithromax, ceclor, keflex (brand/trade names)
anti-inflammatories
agents that counteract or suppress inflamation. ex: celecoxib (generic name); Celebrex (brand name)
antifungals
agents that destroy fungus or suppress its growth. ex: itraconazole, nystatin (generic names); Sporanox, Monistat, Diflucan (Brand names)
antipruritics
agents that relieve or prevent itching. ex: hydrocortisone, hydroxyzine (generic names); Atarax (brand name)
keratolytics
agents that soften te horny layer of the epidermis. ex: tretinoin (generic name); Retin-A (brand name)
parasiticides
agents that destroy parasites. ex: ivermectin [worms] (generic names); Mectizan (brand name)
topical anesthetics
agents used on the skin to abolish the sensation of pain. ex: lidocaine topical, benzocaine (generic names); Xylocaine, Ora-jel (brand names)