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Medical Terms Ch 12 SCTI

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Abscess
A localized collection of pus
Acne vulgaris
An inflammatory disease of the sebaceous glands characterized by pimples and blackheads
Albinism
A partial or total absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes
Antiperspirant
Agent that acts against perspiration
Asepsis 1
A term that means sterile
Asepsis 2
The absence of germs
Aspiration
Withdrawing fluid from a cyst with a syringe
Atrophy
Thinning with the loss of skin markings
Axilla
Armpit
Axillary
Pertaining to the armpit
Bulla
A blister that is larger than 1cm and filled with clear fluid
Cyanosis
A bluish discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes
Cyst
A sac that is filled with fluid and located under the skin
Debridement
Removal of foreign material and dead or contaminated tissue from an infected or traumatic lesion until surrounding healthy tissue is exposed
Dermabrasion
A term that means physical sanding of the skin to remove tattoos and scars also called abrasion
Dermatitis
Inflammation of the skin
Dermis 1
Along with the epidermis are the main parts of the skin
Dermis 2
The skin layer that contains numerous blood vessels, nerves, and glands
Discoid lupus erythematosus
A chronic disorder, primarily of the skin, named for the reddish facial rash that frequently accompanies the disorder
Electrolysis
A method used for destruction of hair follicle
Frostbite
Damage to the skin, tissues, and blood vessels as a result of prolonged exposure to cold
Full thickness burn
More serious than a partial thickness burn
Graft
Implanting skin to cover areas where skin has been lost
Hidradenitis
Inflammation of the sweat gland
Ichthyosis
A term for any of several generalized skin disorders marked by dryness and scaling and resembling fish skin
Integument
Another name for skin
Keloid
A term for a sharply elevated, irregularly shaped, progressively enlarging scar caused by excessive collagen during tissue repair
Keratin
A tough substance of hair, nails, and horny tissue
Laceration
A term that means torn, jagged wound
Lipoma
Benign , fatty tumor
Liposuction
A cosmetic procedure to remove or reduce localized areas of fat
Macule
Skin lesion that is non raised and discolored
Melanoma
A highly metastatic pigmented neoplasm of the skin
Epidermis
Outermost layer of the skin
Mycodermatitis
Fungal inflammation of the skin
Necrosis
Death of tissue or bone that is surrounded by healthy parts
Onychomyopathy
A disease of the nails caused by a fungus
Onychopathy
A term that means any disease of the nails
Papule
A small raised spot on the skin Ex mole
Petechiae
Tiny red or purple spots appearing on the skin as a result of tiny hemorrhages
Psoriasis
A common chronic skin disorder characterized by circumscribed red patches that are covered by thick, dry, silvery scales
Pilomotor
A type of muscle that causes erection of the hairs of the skin
Puncture/incision
Wound produced by a sharp instrument
Pustule
A term that means visible collection of pus beneath the epidermis
Scleroderma
A term that means a chronic hardening and thickening of the skin
Sebum
Oily secretion of the sebaceous gland
Subcutaneous adipose tissue
Located under the dermis, purpose is to insulate and cushion against shock
Sudoriferous gland
Another name for sweat gland
Topical medications
Medication applied directly to the skin
Transdermal
Through or across the skin
Trichosis
An abnormal growth of hair in an unusual place
Ulcers
Deep, irregular erosion
Ungual
Pertaining to the nails
Urticaria
An allergic skin reaction
Vesicle
A blister smaller than 1 cm
Xerosis
A term that means any dry condition
Antimicrobial
destroying or suppressing microorganisms
Biopsy
diagnostic examination of a piece of tissue from the living body
Contusion
the action of bruising
Follicle
a structure in the dermis of the skin from which a strand of hair grows
Cellulitis
Inflammation of cellular or connective tissue