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Patient Ed YBI

Chapter 6 Vocab

TermDefinition
Bulla Blisters containing fluid greater than 0.5 cm in diameter
Cellulitis An acute, diffuse, spreading infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
Comedo A blackhead, as seen in acne
Debride Remove a foreign material or dead tissue in a wound
Dermatome A configured zone of skin innervated by a spinal cord segment
Erythema Redness or inflammation of the skin
Exudate Fluid, cells, or cellular debris that has oozed into tissue because of injury or swelling
Keratolytic Substance that causes shedding of the skin
Fissure Crack or groove on a surface
Kertosis Any lesion in which there is an overgrowth and thickening of the epithelium
Nevus Single mole
Papule Circular area on the skin that is reddened and elevated
Vesicle Small blisterlike elevation of the skin containing clear fluid
Wheal A smooth, round elevated area of the skin with red edges and a white center
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