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laceration
which term describes a torn or jagged wound, or an accidental cut wound?
gangrene
which condition involves tissue death that usually associated with a loss of circulation?
cyst
which abnormal sac contains fluid or semisolid material?
actinic keratosis
which condition is a precancerous skin lesion caused by excessive exposure to the sun?
wheal
describes a small bump that itches and often appears as a symptom of an allergic reaction...
furuncle
which condition is a localized skin infection caused by a staphylococcal infection around hair follicles or sebaceous glands?
rhytidectomy
what is the surgical removal of excess skin for the elimination of wrinkles?
macule
describes a discolored, flat skin lesion, such as freckle or flat mole, that is less than 1 centimeter in diameter....
hirsutism
what is the presence of excessive body and facial hair in women, usually occurring in a male patter?
strawberry hemangioma
what condition is a raised birthmark made up of a newly formed blood vessels?
vitiligo
what is a skin condition resulting from the destruction of the melanocytes due to unknown causes?
hyperhidrosis
what condition is know for excessive sweating in one area or over the whole body?
pediculosis
what term means an infestation with head lice?
sebaceous glans
are located in the dermis layer of the skin and are closely associated with hair follicles?
seborrhea
the common skin condition in which there is an overproduction of sebum is?
seborrheaickeratosis
the benign skin growth that has waxy or ''pasted-on'' look and occurs more commonly among the elderly is?
alopecia
medical term for the partial or complete loss of hair on the scalp is?
onychomycosis
describes any fungal infection of the nail is known as?
abrasion
an injury in which superficial layers of skin are rubbed away is?
contact dermatitis
a localized allergic response caused by contact with an irritant or allergen is know as?
miliaria
know as prickly heat, is an intensely itchy rash caused by blockage of sweat glands by bacteria and dead cells is know as?
ulcer
open sore or erosion of the skin membrane resulting in tissue loss is know as?
melanosis
any condition of unusual deposits of black pigment in different part body is know as?
comedo
lesion formed by the buildup of sebum and keratin in a hair follicle is known as?
ichthyosis
group of hereditary disorder characterized by dry, thickened, and scaly skin is known as?
tinea
known as a ring worm, a fungal infection that can grow on the skin, hair, or nails is known as?
xeroderma
medical term meaning excessively dry skin is know as?
skin tag
skin growth that hangs by fine stalk is?
kelioid
abnormal raised scar is known as?
keratiosis
a wart.
lipoma
benign fatty deposit under the skin is known as?
polyp
mushroom-like growth on mucous membrane is known as?
vesicle
know as a blister.
crust
known as a scab.
pruritus
known as itching.
urticaria
known a hives.
verrucae
known as warts.
albin/o
white.
hidr/o
sweat.
melan/o
black.
onych/o
nail.
xer/o
dry.
hyperhidrosis
excessive sweating.
miliaria
heat rash.
anhidrosis
lacking sweat.
hidrosis
production and excretion of sweat.
diphoresis
profuse sweating.