How can we help?
You can also find more resources in our
Select a category
Something is confusing
Something is broken
I have a suggestion
What is your email?
What is 1 + 3?
Integumentary System, The Language of Dermatology
Chapter 3 of Medical Language for Modern Health Care
a malignant and invasive epithelial tumor
pertaining to the skin
connective tissue layer of the skin beneath the epidermis
medical specialist in diseases of the skin
organ system that covers the body, the skin being the main organ within the system
pathological change or injury in a tissue
study of disease
forecasting of the probable course of a disease
flat, scalelike epithelial cell
tissue that covers surfaces or lines cavities
top layer of skin
connective tissue layer of the skin beneath the epidermis
black pigment found in skin, hair, retina
spread of disease from one part of the body to another
waxy secretion of the sebaceous glands
major protein of connective tissue, cartilage, and bone
tissue layer below the dermis
going across or through the skin
benign localized area of melanin-producing cells
hypersensitivity to an allergen
small sac containing liquid; for example a blister
upon, above, over
study of, to study
methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
the most comon bacterium to invade the skin is
an infestation with lice
thickening and hardening of the skin due to new collagen formation
inflammatory disease of sebaceous gland and hair follicles
hormone that promotes masculine characteristics
a whitehead or blackhead
an abnormal fluid-containing sac
small protuberance on the skin that contains pus
genetic disorder with lack of melanin
partial or complete loss of hair, naturally or from medicine
outer portion of an organ, such as bone
nonliving epidermis at the base of the finger and toe nails
central portion of a structure
apocrine sweat glands open into the hair follicle
coiled sweat gland that occurs in skin all over the body
below normal levels of oxygen in tissues, gases or blood
another name for eccrine
condition of a fungus infection in a nail
substance that carries and generatesa physical attraction for other people
abnormal condition, state of
not, lack of, without
action, condition, process
composed of, pertaining to
the removal of injured or necrotic tissue
excessive collection of fluid in cells and tissues
area of skin that has been scraped off
the mass of fibrin and cells that is produced in a wound
raised, irregular lumpy, shiny scar due to excess collagen fiber production during healing of a wound
a tear of the skin
large white blood cell that removes bacteria, foreign particles and dead cells
cell fragment involved in clotting process
crust that forms over a wound or sore during healing
In which layer of skin would you find adipose tissue?
what are the accessory organs of the skin?
Hair follicles, sebaceous, glands, sweat glands, nail roots
which layer of the skin contains sweat pores?
which layer ofthe skin is the thickest?
what is the uppermost layer of the skin
what do nerve ending in skin do?
detect touch, heat, pressure, pain, cold, vibration and injury
what are the 4 functions of the epidermis?
protect, withstand, shed and barrier
the epidermis is what kind of barrier?
what does the epidermis protect
what does the epidermis help the body withstand
what does the epidermis shed
what condition presents with itching, redness and peeling of the foot?
give 2 examples of parasitic infections of the skin
scabies and lice
scabies are because of what parasite
your patient has pruritis, redness of the skin, occasioinal vesicles, a rash, and a possible allergic reaction; what is their condition?
your patient has itchy, red, flaky patches os skin that are covered with silvery scales; what is the condition?
what is the classic sign of SLE?
butterfly rash over the cheeks and bridge of nose
aka butterfly rash
what are the major signs of scleroderma?
thickening and hardening of the skin to make it feel leathery
what makes the dust mite a problem for humans?
many people are allergic to the inhaled feces of the dust mite
if your patient presents with inflammation, itching and excoriation with red, dry, scaly patches on their skin; what is the condition?
why are lice such a problem to humans?
they attach their eggs to hair and clothing
what are lice eggs called
what layer of skin contains sweat glands?
what causes decubitus ulcers?
pressure on the bony projections that cuts off blood supply to the skin
name 3 examples of viral skin infections
chicken pox, shingles, warts
what is one important thing to remember about collagen diseases
can have a dramatic effect on the body because it is all over the body
what is the term that means malignant and invasive tumor
the study of the cause of development and structural changes in disease is known as what?
what is the term for hypo sensivity to an allergen
any injury to tissue
describe a squamous cell?
a flat, scale-like epithelial cell
what is the medical term for spread of disease from one part of the body to another
forecasting the probable outcome or course of a disease
what color is melanin?
this is the protein that forms connective tissue
what is alopecia?
partial or complete hair loss
what is the study and treatment of skin and its associated organs?
what type of injection is TB?
what type of injection is given with a short thin needle that goes into the epidermis between the layers of the stratum corneum and stratum basale? Give abbrev too.
what type of injection is given with a longer needle to pierce through to the hypodermis?
give and example of the function of excretion?
water and waste products lost through the skin (ie sweating)
what is needed for the body to synthesize vitamin D?
15 - 30 minutes of sunlight each day
what are the functions of the skin
protection, water resistance,temperature regulation, vit d synthesis, sensation, secretion, excretion, social functions
what are the functions of scalp hair
maintains body heat
what are the functions of ear and nose hair
trap foreign particles
what are the functions of body hair
what is the function of vit D?
it is essential for bone growth and maintenance
what is the most common symptom of rosacea?
redness on cheeks
why with rosacea is the common symptom seen
underlying capillaries become enlarged and show through to the skin
name 2 examples of fugal infections of the skin
tinea pedis, candida
If your patient has a viral infection that causes papules, macules, vesicles and itching what are they suffering from?
in this chapter we discussed 3 types of skin cancers, what where they?
basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and malignant melanoma
why are scabies such a problem for humans?
they live and lay their eggs under your skin
how many layers make up a hair
3 they are the medulla, cortex and cuticle
how does the skin regulate body temperature?
through vasoconstriction and vasodilation
what do sebaceous glands secrete?
small circumscribed elevation of the skin
within the epidermis
within the muscle
subcutaneous define and aka
hypodermic, below the skin
inflammation of the skin and muscles
candidiasis define and aka
infection with a yeastlike fungus aka thrush
infection of many hair follicles in a small area
an infected hair follicle that spreads into the tissue around it
infection of subcutaneous connective tissue