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Oral Pathology chapter 17

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Abscess
Area of pus from infection
Acute inflammation
minimal short lasting injury to tissue
Biopsy
Removal of tissue from pts for diagnostic examination
Candidiasis
Yeastlike fungus infection
Carcinoma
Malignant tumor in epithelial tissue
Cellulitis
Inflammation of cellular or connective tissue
Chronic inflammation
recurrent injury or irritation to tissue
Congenital disorders
disorders present at birth
Cyst
Closed cell or pouch with a definite wall
Ecchymosis
bruising
Erosion
Wearing away
Glossitis
Inflammation of the tongue
Granuloma
Granular tumor or growth
Hematoma
Swelling or mass of blood collected in one area
Inflammation
Protective response of tissues to irritation or injury
Lesion
Area of pathology (sore)
Leukemia
bone marrow produces increased # of immature or abnormal white cells
Leukoplakia
white spots or patches on the oral mucosa
Lichen
Benign, chronic disease that affects the skin and oral mucosa
Lymphadenopathy
Swelling or disease of lymph nodes
Lymphoma
Malignant disorder of the lymphoid tissue
Metastasize
spread disease from one part of body to another
Methamphetamine
Strong central nervous system stimulant
Meth mouth
rampant tooth decay caused by heavy meth use
Pathology
Study of disease
Petechia
Small red spot on the skin or mucous membrane
Sarcoma
Malignant tumor in connective tissue such as muscle or bone
Xerostomia
Dry mouth (Cotton mouth)