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M6 13-005

Exam 16: Terms used to describe the skin

Atheroma a fatty plaque.
Bleb a blister filled with fluid.
Cyst a sac or capsule containing fluid or semi-solid material.
Excoriation an abrasion of the outer layer of the skin.
Exfoliated cells dead cells shed from the skin, mucous membranes, or bone
Exudate fluid, usually containing pus or bacteria.
Fissure a groove, crack or slit.
Hyperplasia extra growth of normal tissue.
Petechiae thin hemorrhagic spots on the skin.
Created by: jtzuetrong