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Integumentery Vocab

Medical Terminology

albino deficient in pigment (melanin)
collagen structural protein found in the skin and connective tissue
melanin major skin pigment
lipocyte a fat cell
macule discolored, flat lesion (freckles, tattoo marks)
polyp benign growth extending from the surface of the mucous membrane
fissure groove or crack like a sore
nodule solid, round or oval elevated lesion more than 1cm in diameter
ulcer open sore on the skin or mucous membranes
vesicle small collection of clear fluid (blister)
wheal smooth, slightly elevated, edematous (swollen) area that is redder or paler than the surrounding skin
alopecia absence of hair from areas where it normally grows
gangrene death of tissue associated with loss of blood supply
impetigo bacterial inflammatory skin disease characterized by lesions, pustules and vesicles
epidermis, dermis and subcutaneous layer the three layers of skin
epidermis a thin, cellular membrane layer that contains keratin
dermis s dense, fibrous connective tissue that contains collagen
the subcutaneous layer a thicker and fatter tissue
lunula the moon like white area at the base of the nail
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