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skin etc

abrasion A scraping or rubbing away of skin or mucous membrane
abscess A localized collection of pus in any part of the body
alopecia Partial or complete loss of hair
bedsore An inflammation,sore, or ulcer in the skin over a bony prominence of the body - resulting from loss of blood supply and oxygen to the area due to prolonged pressure on the body part. decubitis ulcer
blackhead an open comedo
blister A small thin-walled skin lesion containing clear fluid. vesicle
bruise ecchymosis
cellulitis A diffuse acute infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, characterized by localized heat, deep redness, pain and swelling
cerumen Ear wax
comedo blackhead
contusion An injury to a part of the body without a break in the skin.
corium dermis
cryosurgery a noninvasive treatment that uses subfreezing temperature to freeze and destroy the tissue.
curettage the process of scraping material from the wall of a cavity or other surface for the purpose of removing abnormal tissue or unwanted material.
debridement removal of debris, foreign objects and damaged or necrotic tissue from a wound in order to prevent infection and to promote healing.
dermatologist A physician who specializes in the treatment of diseases and disorders of the skin.
ecchymosis bruise
electrodesiccation A technique that uses an electrical spark to burn and destroy tissue.
epidermis The outermost layer of skin.
erythema Redness of the skin due to capillary dilatation.
erythremia An abnormal increase in the number of red blood cells.
fissure A cracklike sore or groove in the skin or mucous membrane.
furuncle boil
hair follicle The tiny tube within the dermis that contains the root of a hair shaft.
hemangioma An benign tumor that consists of a mass of blood vessels and has a reddish-purple color.
laceration A tear in the skin.
lunula The crescent-shaped pale area at the base of the fingernail or toenail.
macule A small, flat discoloration of the skin that is neither raised or depressed.
onychomycosis Any fungal infection of the nails.
papule A small, solid, circumscribed elevation on the skin. pimple
pediculosis Infestation with lice
petechia Small, pinpoint hemorrahages of the skin.
polyp stalklike growth
pruritus itching
scales Thin flakes of hardened epithelium shed from the epidermis.
sebum The oily secretions of the sebaceous glands.
skin tags A small brownish or flesh-colored outgrowth of skin occurring frequently on the neck.
stretch marks Linear tears in the dermis that result from overstretching from rapid growth.
subcutaneous tissue The fatty layer of tissue located beneath the dermis.
sudoriferous gland A sweat gland
sweat The clear watery fluid produced by the sweat glands.
sweat gland One of the tiny structures within the dermis that produces sweat.
ulcer A circumscribed, open sore or lesion of the skin that is accompanied by inflammation.
vesicle A small thin-walled skin lesion containing clear fluid. blister.
wheal paler in the center. hives.
xeroderma A chronic skin condition characterized by roughness and dryness.
Created by: kellyh2oman