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Med. Term Chp. 5

Medical Terminology Integumentary System

Abscess Localized collection of pus at the site of an infection
Acne Inflammatory disease of the sebaceous glands and hair follicles
Alopecia Partial or complete hair loss; baldness
Bowen disease Red-brown scaly or crusted lesions
Cellulitis Widespread, acute infection of the skin; redness, pain, swelling, localized heat
Chloasma Skin discoloration occurring in yellowish brown patches or spots
Comedo Form of acne; black head (closed); white head (open)
Ecchymosis Commonly called a bruise
Erythema Redness of the skin caused by swelling of the capillaries
Keratosis Thickened area of the epidermis or any horny growth on the skin
Lentigo Small brown macules on the face and arms, brought on by sun exposure
Pruritus Intense itching
Psoriasis Red patches covered by thick, dry, silvery scales
Scabies Contagious skin disease transmitted by the itch mite
Tinea Fungal skin infection; ringworm
Urticaria Allergic reaction of the skin; pale, red, elevated patches called hives
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