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medical terminology - terms integumentary system/dermatology

medical terminology - terms itnegumentary system/dermatology
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adipose
fatty,fat
alopecia
loss of hair
cicatrix (can't fix my cicatrix)
scar
cytomegalovirus
a herpes virus that usually only causes disease when the immune system is compromised (CMV)
diaphoresis
profuse sweating (through-bearing)
ecchymosis
bruise
erythema
redness
induration
abnormal hard spots
xanthoderma
jaundice (yellow-skin)
keloid
overgrowth of scar tissue
leukoplakia
condition characterized by white spots or patches on mucous membrane, which may be precancerous

white-plakia
macule (ma-cute faced kid)
flat colored spot on the skin. freckle.
nevus (a suspicious nevus must leave us)
mole
birth mark
congenital nevus
papule
pimple
petechia
a pinpoint skin hemorrhage
decubitus ulcer (don't let decubitus get ubiquitous on the bedridden!)
bed sore, pressure ulcer
pruritis (pruritis is pure torturous)
severe itching
purpura (purpura makes purple people)
disorder characterized by hemorrhages into the tissue, giving skin a purple-red discoloration
pustule
elevation of skin containing pus
wheal (allergy to wheat might make a wheal)
an individual round itchy elevation of the skin. example - hive
verruca (viral verruca)
circumscribed cutaneous elevation of the skin caused by a virus. wart
vesicle (I am a veteran of vesicles!)
blister
urticaria (yer to care-ia when you have urticaria)
transitory itchy elevation of the skin with a white center and a red surrounding area. individual one is called a wheal
incision and drainage
I & D stands for.....
Mohs surgery (takes off just a little moh.....then a little moh....then a little moh.....:)
technique of microscopically controlled serial excisions of skin cancers
basal cell carcinoma
BCC - an epithelial tumor arising from the epidermis. It seldom metastasizes but invades local tissue. common in individuals who have had excessive sun exposure.
lesion
changes in tissue resulting from injury or disease
basal cell carcinoma
BCC
biopsy
Bx
decubitus ulcer
"decub" is short for
intradermal
ID - meaning within the skin
systemic lupus erythematosis
SLE - an auto immmune disease
transdermal
TD - meaning through the skin
actinic keratosis
a precancerous skin condition of horny tissue formation that results from excessive exposure to sunlight. It may evolve into a squamous cell carcinoma.
origin: ultraviolet (UV) rays- horny tissue- condition of)
dermatoconiosis
abnormal condition of the skin caused by dust
hidradenitis
inflammation of a sweat gland
leiodermia
condition of smooth skin
onychomalacia
softening of nails
onychocryptosis
abnormal condition of a hidden nail. ingrown toenail
onychomycosis
abnormal condition of fungus in the nail
onychophagia
eating the nails. nail biting
pachyderma (pachyderms have pachy derma)
thickening of skin
paronychia
diseased state around the nail
seborrhea
discharge of sebum (excessive)
trichomycosis
abnormal condition of funcus in the hair
xeroderma
dry skin
carbuncle / furuncle (cluster f***)
skin infection composed of a cluster of boils caused by staphylococcal bacteria

painful skin node caused by staphylococcal bacteria in a hair follicle (boil)
empetigo
superfical skin infection characterized by pustules and caused by either staph or strept
kaposi carcinoma
a cancerous condition starting as purple or brown papules on the lower extremities that spreads through the skin to the lymph nodes and internal organs. frequently seen with AIDS
scleroderma
a disease characterized by chronic hardening (induration) of the connective tissue of the skin and other body organs. hardening of the skin.
squamous cel carcinoma (SqCCA)
a malignant growth that develops from scale like epithelial tissue. unlike BCC there is significant potential for metastasis
tinea
ringworm
dermatome
instrument used to cut the skin in thin slices for skin grafts
onychectomy
excision of a nail
rhytidectomy
excision of wrinkles (facelift)
rhytidoplasty
surgical repair of wrinkles
percutaneous
pertaining to through the skin
ungual
pertaining to the nail