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dense, fibrous connective tissue layer of the skin composed of collagen; contains blood and lymph vessels, nerve fibers, hair follicles, and glands
thick, fat-containing tissue layer important for the protection of tissues, heat insulation, and energy storage
black-brown skin pigment vital for the protection against the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation
fibrous protein material found in bone, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and skin; supports and protects blood and nerve networks in the dermis
apocrine sweat gland
one of the large dermal exocrine glands located in the axilla and gential areas; responsible for body odor
an instrument containing a needle or blade used during surgery to burn through tissue by means of electrical current
hereditary condition where the skin is dry, rough and scaly because of a defect in keratinization
removal of subcutaneous fat tissue through a tube that is introduced into the fatty area via a small incision
nodules develop under the skin owing to excess lipid deposits and can be associated with high cholesterol level
collection of yellowish, cheesy oily secretion commonly found on the scalp, vulva, and scrotum
autoimmune disease in which hair falls out in patches without scarring or inflammation
papular and pustular eruptions caused by the build up of sebum and keratin in the pores of the skin
burns resulting in superficial epidermal lesions, erythema, hyperesthesia, and no blisters
burns resulting in epidermal and dermal lesions, erythema, blisters, and hyperesthesia
burns resulting in destruction of the epidermis and dermis and damage to the subcutaneous layer
bacterial inflammatory skin disease characterized by vesicles, pustules, and crusted-over lesions
chronic, recurrent dermatosis marked by itchy, scaly, red plaques covered by silvery gray scales
chronic progressive disease of the skin and internal organs with hardening and shrinking of connective tissue
systemic lupus erythematosus
chronic autoimmune inflammatory disease of collagen in skin, joints, and internal organs
discoid lupus erythematosus
chronic autoimmune inflammatory disease resulting in photosensitive, scaling, plaque-like, superficial eruptions of the skin
increased growth of cells in the keratin layer of the epidermis caused by pressure or friction
rough lesion caused by long-term ultraviolet light exposure; considered a precancerous lesion
scrapings from skin lesions, hair specimens, or nail clippings are sent to a laboratory for culture and microscopic examination
Mohs micrographic surgery
thin layers of malignant tissue are removed, and each is examined under a microscope to check for adequate extent of the resection
suspected malignant skin lesions are removed and examined microscopically by a pathologist
an allergen-treated piece of gauze or filter paper is applied to the skin to diagnose allergies
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