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29 terms

MT Major Body Systems 4

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Pediculosis
infestation with lice
Debridement
surgical removal of foreign material and dead tissue from a wound in order to prevent infection and promote healing
Transdermal
pertaining to through the skin
Topical
applied to the surface of the skin
Prutitus
severe itching
Urticaria
also hives; an acute allergic reaction in which round wheals (welts) develop on the skin, usually accompanied by intense itching
Melanosis
a condition characterized by abnormal deposits of melanin (especially in the skin)
Clubbing
abnormal widening and thickening of the ends of the fingers and toes associated with chronic oxygen deficiency
Hirsutism
excessive growth of hair
Alopecia
Loss of hair; baldness
Contusion
an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration
Ecchymosis
a large, irregular area of purplish discoloration due to bleeding under the skin; a bruise
Lesion
a pathologic change of the tissues due to disease or injury
Cellulitis
inflammation of connective tissue, associated with infection and fever
Pathology
The study of disease
Dysplasia
abnormal development or growth of cells, tissues or organs
Autopsy
the examination of a corpse to determine the cause of death
Orthotics
the field of knowledge relating to the making and fitting of orthopedic appliances, such as a brace or splint to support, align, prevent, or correct deformities or to improve the function of movable parts of the body
Synovitis
inflammation of the synovial membrane that lines a synovial joint
Osteoarthritis
chronic inflammation of bones and joints due to degenerative changes in cartilage
Prostrate
to lay flat on the ground
Palpitation
pounding or racing heart
Trauma
wound or injury
Triage
process of evaluating the urgency of medical need and prioritizing treatment.
Viral
pertaining to a virus
Virile
possessing masculine traits
Suppuration
formation or discharge of pus
Inflammation
An irritation of a tissue caused by infection or injury. Inflammation is characterized by four cardinal symptoms; redness (rubor), swelling (tumor), heat (calor), and pain (dolor).
Infection
invasion of the body by a pathogenic organism