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KE Integumentery Voc

Integumentery Vocabulary

deficient in pigment (melanin) Albino
structural protein found in the skin and connective tissue Collagen
major skin pigment Melanin
a fat cell Lipocyte
discolored, flat lesion (freckles, tattoo marks) Macule
benign growth extending from the surface of the mucous membrane Polyp
groove or crack like sore Fissure-
solid, round or oval elevated lesion more that 1 cm in diameter Nodule
open sore on the skin or mucous membranes Ulcer
small collection of clear fluid;blister Vesicle
smooth, slightly elevated, edematous(swollen)area that is redder or paler that the surrounding skin. Wheal
absence of hair from areas where it normally grows Alopecia
death of tissue associated with loss of blood supply Gangrene
bacterial inflammatory skin disease characterized by lesion, pustules and vesicles. Impetigo
a pregnant woman who has had at least one previous pregnancy. Multigravida