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Week 4 114 terms

PHM 114 week 4 terms

acne vulgaris commonly known as pimples and occurs when the pores of the skin are clogged with oil or bacteria.
analgesic medication that relieves pain by reducing the perception of pain.
anaphylactic shock severe allergic reaction that causes a rapid decrease in the blood pressure. ventricular tachycardia, and constriction of the airways. a medical emergency that will cause death if not treated immediately.
antigen stimulates the production of antibodies.
anti-inflammatory medication that reduces swelling, redness and pain and promotes healing.
antipyretic medication that reduces fever.
antiseptic substance that slows or stops growth of microorganisms on surfaces.
bradykinins chemicals produced by the body responsible for inflammation and pain.
comedone a plug of keratin and sebum within a hair follicle that is blackened at the surface also called a blackhead.
corticosteroid steroid produced by the adrenal cortex
debride to remove dead or damaged tissue
dermis thick layer of connective tissue that contains collagen
desquamation process of shedding the top layer of skin also known as exfoliation
epidermis outermost layer of the skin
histamine substance that interacts with tissues, producing some of the symptoms of an allergic reaction
keratolytic medication that causes shedding of the outer layer of skin
osteoarthritis degenerative joint disease
prophylaxis treatment given before an event or exposure to prevent the occurrence of a condition or symptom
pruritus itching
rheumatoid arthritis progressive degenerative and crippling immune disease
rhinitis inflammation of the lining of the nose
sebaceous glands skin glands responsible for the secretion of oil called sebum
sebum oily substance that lubricates the skin and retains water to provide moisture
skin protectant substance that acts as a barrier between the skin and an irritant
steroid messenger chemical produced by the body that helps fight inflammation and pain
subcutaneous layer deepest layer of the skin that consists of fat cells and collagen
sweat glands found in the dermis and activated in response to increased body temperature to cool the body
systemic pertaining to the entire body
urticaria red welts that arise on the surface of the skin also known as hives
vasodilation widening of the blood vessels that allows for increased blood flow.
Created by: dmhehr



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