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chapter 14 nails

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etiology cause of the disease, disorder or condition
systemic meaning throughout the system causes are internal
onychomycosis or tinea unguium or unguis is ringworm of the nail
tinea manus is ringworm of the hand
tinea pedis is "athlete's foot" or ringworm of the feet
paronychia or felon is inflammation of skin around the nail
onychoptosis refers to shedding or falling off of nails
onychia is inflammation of the nail matrix
onychatrophia is atrophy of the nail or wasting away of nail
onycholysis refers to a loosening or separation of the nail
blue nails blue color in skin under nails
eggsshell nails are very thin soft nails
corrugations are horizontal wavy ridges across the nail
kolionychia or spoon nails are nails with a concave shape
furrows are indented vertical lines down the nail plate
onychogryposis also called claw nails represent an increased curvature of the nails
onychocryptosis are ingrown nails
onychauxis or hypertrophy is a thickening of the nail plate or an abnormal outgrowth of the nail
agnails or hangnails are split cuticles: loose skin partially separated from the cuticle
bruised nails also called hemorrages show dark purplish discoloration under the nail
leuconychia are white spots appearing in the nail
pterygium refers to the livng skin that becomes attached to the nail plate either at the eponychium dorsal ptergium or the hyponychium inverse pterygium
onychophagy refers to bitten nails
onychorrhexis are split or brittle nails
nail fungus or mold causes discoloration an is a very contagious vegetable parasite that is easily spread. yellow-green spot that eventually black.
Created by: arlenebermudez on 2011-07-05

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