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MedCon 18

The following activity is for the "key terms" in chapter 18 of your textbook.

Abrasion a scraping away of skin tissue
Alopecia a partial or complete hair loss usually from the head
Avulsion skin pulled or torn away
Blunt trauma a wound or injury (trauma) caused by an object with a flat, dull, or not sharp area (blunt)
Comedones plugged skin pores; the open form is a blackhead; the closed form is a whitehead
Contusion a large bruise
Erythema skin redness
Exacerbation a time when symptoms flare up or become worse
Frostbite the freezing of tissue, usually on the face, fingers, toes and ears
Hirsutism abnormal hair on the face and body of the female
Incision a laceration or cut with smooth, even edges
Keratin a tough protein substance in nails, hair and body tissues
Laceration a cut in the skin
Lesion any discontinuity of tissue
Paronychia an infection of the skin around the nail
Pilonidal cyst a particular type of sebaceous cyst found in the midline of the sacral area
Pruritus itching
Pustules small pus filled lesions
Sebum oil produced by the sebaceous glands
Ulcer a crater like lesion in the skin or mucous membranes
Vesicles blister like eruptions on the skin
Wheals round slightly reddened spot(s) on the skin usually accompanied by intense itching; also called urticarial lesion(s) or hives; caused by and allergic reaction to something such as food or medication
Xerosis dry skin
Created by: jillcyr