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Integumentary System Procedures Review

Aspiration Removal, by suction, of a gas or fluid from a body cavity from unusual accumulations, or from a container.
Biopsy Process of removing tissue from living patients for macroscopic diagnostic examination.
Cryosurgery An operation using freezing temperature (achieved by liquid nitrogen or carbon dioxide) to destroy tissue.
Curettage A scraping, usually of the interior of a cavity or tract, for the removal of new growths or other abnormal tissues, or to obtain material for tissue diagnosis.
Debridement Removal of foreign materials, necrotic matter, and devitalized tissue from a wound or burn.
Electrolysis Destruction of certain hair follicles by means of galvanic electricity.
Excision The act of cutting out; the surgical removal of part or all of a structure or organ.
Frozen section A thin slice of tissue cut from a frozen specimen, often used for rapid microscopic diagnosis.
Gram Stain A process of staining bacteria for identification
Histology The science concerned with the minute structure of cells, tissues, and organs in relation to their function.
Lipectomy Surgical removal of fatty tissue, as in cases of adiposity.
Patch test A test of skin sensitiveness: a test to determine allergic sensitivity by applying small pads soaked with allergen to the unbroken skin
Scrapings A specimen scraped from a lesion or specific site, for cytological examination.
Scratch test A form of skin test in which antigen is applied through a scratch in the skin.
Tzanck test A diagnostic test that examines the tissue of a lesion to determine the type of cell present.
Antimicrobial Tending to destroy microbes, to prevent their multiplication or growth, or to prevent their pathogenic action.
Antihistamine Drugs with an action antagonistic to that of histamine; used to treat allergic symptoms.
Anti-inflammatory Reducing inflammation by acting on body responses, without directly antagonizing the causative agent; denotes agents such as glucocorticoids and aspirin.
Antifungal A drug with an action antagonistic to that of a fungus.
Antipruritic Preventing or relieving itching or an agent that relieves itching.
Antiseptic An agent that inhibits various pus-forming and other pathogenic organisms, or their toxins, in the blood or tissues.
Chemical destruction The use of a compound, such as silver nitrate, to destroy the tissue.
Debridement Removal of foreign materials, necrotic matter, and devitalized tissue from a wound or burn.
Dermabrasion Operative procedure used to remove acne scars or pits performed with sandpaper, rotating wire brushes, or other abrasive materials.
Electrodessication Destruction of lesions or sealing off of blood vessels (usually of the skin, but also of available surfaces of mucous membrane) by monopolar high-frequency electric current.
Fulguration Destruction of tissue by means of a high-frequency electric current.
Direct Fulguration Destruction of tissue by using an insulated electrode with a metal point, which is connected to the uniterminal of the high-frequency apparatus, from which a spark of electricity is allowed to impinge on the area to be treated.
Indirect Fulguration Destruction of tissue by means of a high-frequency electric current involves directly connecting the patient by a metal contact to the uniterminal and utilizing an active electrode to complete an arc from the patient.
Germicidal An agent that is destructive to germs or microbes.
Sclerotherapy Treatment involving the injection of a scarring solution into vessels or tissues to result in hardening of the tissue and eventual sloughing away of the lesion.
Skin graft Any free (unattached) tissue for transplantation.
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