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Medical Terminology: Chapter 3
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scraping away a portion of the skin surface.
a collection of pus in the skin.
genetic condition in which person is not able to produce melanin.
skin graft from one person to another; donor is usually a cadaver.
absence or hair loss, especially of head.
substance used to kill bacteria in the skin cuts and wounds or at a surgical site.
skin graft from person's own body.
piece of tissue is removed by syringe and needle, knife, punch, or brush to examine under a microscope; used to aid in diagnosis.
3rd Degree Burn
full-thickness exists when ALL layers are burned.
2nd Degree Burn
partial thickness burns exists when the first layer of skin, epidermis, is damaged.
1st Degree Burn
damages ONLY the epidermis.
inflammation of cellular or connective tissue.
injury caused by blow to body, causes swelling, pain, and bruising; skin is not broken.
medical term for blackhead; an accumulation of sebum in sebaceous gland that has become blackhead.
removal of superficial skin lesions with curette (surgical instrument shaped like a spoon) or scraper.
slightly BLUISH color of skin due to deficiency of oxygen and excess of carbon dioxide in blood; caused by a variety of disorders, ranging from chronic lung disease to congenital and chronic heart problems.
removal of foreign material and dead and damaged tissues from wound.
bedsore or pressure sore formed from pressure over bony prominences on body; caused by lack of blood flow.
thick layer of dead tissue and tissue fluid that develops over deep burn are.
deep groove or split-type opening.
necrosis of skin usually due to deficient blood supply.
excessive hair growth over the body.
condition in which skin becomes dry, scaly, and keratonized.
highly contagious staphylococcal skin infection; most commonly occurring on faces of children; begins as a blister that then rupture and dry into thick, yellow crust.
formation of scar after injury or surgery resulting in raised, thick red area.
torn or jagged wound; incorrectly used to describe a cut.
general term for wound, injury, or abnormally.
abnormal paleness of skin.
disease bearing organism.
infestation of lice
containing pus or an infection that is producing pus.
raised spot of skin containing pus.
contagious skin disease caused by egg laying mite that causes intense itching, often seen in children.
open sore or lesion in skin mucous membrane.
warts, benign neoplasm (tumor) caused by virus; has rough surface that is removed by chemicals and/or laser therapy.
small, fluid-filled raised skin spot on skin.
disappearance of pigment from skin in patches, causing a milk white appearance, also called leukoderma.
small, round raised area on skin that may be accompanied by itching.
skin graft from animal of another species (usually pig) also called heterograft.
other,different from usual
basal cell carcinoma
squamous cell carcinoma
herpes simplex virus
culture & sensetivity
split-thickness skin graft
incision & drainage
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