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MrsC Med Term Skin

MrsC Med Term 16 Skin

adip/o fat
albin/o white
caus/o burning
erythem/o redness
hidr/o sweat
lip/o fat
onych/o nail
trich/o hair
Xer/o Dry
acne Build-up of sebum and keratin in pores of the skin leading to papular and pustular eruptions
Albinism Absence of pigment in skin
albinism Absence of skin pigment
Collagen Structural protein found in skin and connective tissue:
comedo Blackhead
Cutane/o a combining form meaning skin
Decubitus ulcer Bed sore; break in continuity of skin
Dermis Middle layer of skin
Diaphoresis Profuse sweating
Dysplastic nevi Moles that can develop into malignant melanoma
eczema Chronic or acute inflammatory skin disease with erythematous, pustular, or papular lesion
gangrene Necrosis of skin tissue resulting from ischemia
impetigo Contagious, infectious pyoderma
Keloid Thickened scar
Keratin A hard protein material found in the epidermis:
Leukoplakia White patches on a mucous membrane of tongue or cheek
malignant melanoma Cancerous tumor composed of melanocytes
melanoma Malignant tumor of pigmented skin cells
Mohs surgery Layers of growth are removed and examined microscopically
nevus Mole
Paronychia Inflammation of the soft tissue around a nail
Pruritus Itching
Psoriasis Chronic recurrent dermatosis with silvery gray scales covering red patches in skin
Scleroderma Connective tissue in the skin hardens; Chronic hardening and shrinking of connective tissue
Squamous cell A type of epithelial cell in the epidermis is a/an:
Steatoma Fatty mass within a sebaceous gland
Subungual Pertaining to under a nail
Systemic lupus erythematosus Inflammatory disease of the joints and collagen of the skin; can affect other body organs, with “butterfly” rash on the face
Tinea A dermatomycosis; Fungal skin infection
Trichomycosis Fungal infection
urticaria Red, round wheals (hives)
Created by: cudawn