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Medical Terminology and Body Systems-Integumentary

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Appendages of the Integumentary System
Hair, Nails
Hidr/o
sweat
Derm/o
skin
Seb/o
oil
Onych/o
nail
Trich/o
Hair
Kerat/o
Hardened
Rhytid/o
wrinkle
Etiology
The study of the cause of something
Contact dermatitis
Umbrella diagnosis for unspecified rashes
Poison Ivy
Type of rash
Etiology - plants
Boils
Inflammation of the hair follicles
Herpes
Small fluid filled sacs
Acne
Inflammation of the sebacious glands
Impetego
Pink, fluid-filled lesions around the mouth and nose
Etiology - Staph infection
Psoriasis
Chronic condition, red lesions covered with dry silvery scales
Burns
Destroying the body's number one defense mechanism. The most serious and fatal injury to the skin
Basal Cell Carcinoma
most common of skin cancers
Crust
a scab, mix of dried blood and cell debris
Cyst
a closed sac or pouch containing fluid or semi solid matter (fat)
Erosion
wearing away of the epidermis
Fissure
grove or crack in the skin
Papules
an elevation in the skin ex: pimple
Polyp
growth from the surface of mucus membrane ex: nose,throat,stomach,colon
Pustule
a papule that contains pus
Ulcer
open sore
Vesicle
a blister
wheal
hive
macule
a flat lesion ex: freckles,moles,tattoos
Lesion
is any disruption of the skin