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Medical Term. Words

Chapter 3

Epidermis the thin, outer membrane layer (above the dermis)
Dermis the middle, fibrous connective tissue layer (under the epidermis)
Subcutaneous layer the inner most layer, containing fatty tissue
Adip/o fat
Cutane/o skin
Cyan/o blue
Derm/o skin
Diaphor/o profuse sweating
Hidr/o Sweat
Leuko/o white
Lip/o fat
Sweat glands produces sweat
Sebaceous produces oil
Sensory receptors detect temperature, pain, touch, and pressure. (thing that makes you feel things)
Cutaneous skin
Serous membrane line body cavities that don't open to the outside
Mucous membranes line body cavities that open to the outside
Pathogens produces germs
Synovial membranes lining in joint capsules that secrete synovial fluid to lubricate joints
Skin is stratified squamous epithelium
Stratified more than one layer
Squamous cells are flat or squashed
Subcutaneous under the skin
Intradermal within the skin
Dermatitis inflammation of the skin
Dermatologist specialist in skin (one who studies skin)
Dermatology study of the skin
Anhidrosis abnormal condition of no sweat
Hyperhidrosis abnormal condition of excessive sweat
Lipectomy excision of fat (surgical removal of fat)
Lipoma fatty tumor
Scleroderma hardening of skin
Papule small bump on skin
Nodule larger bump on skin
Vesicle small fluid filled bump
Pustule pus filled vesicle
Cyst fluid filled sack under skin
Ulcer eroded area on skin extending into dermis or subcutaneous tissue
Keloid Large overgrown scar
Cyanosis Blue skin
Decubitus ulcer bedsore
Depigmentation loss of normal skin color of pigment
Diaphoresis Profuse sweating
Ecchymosis big bruise
Erythema red skin
Hemangioma tumor made of blood vessels
Petechiae pin point bleeds
Photosensitivity sensitive to light
Polyp small elongated growth
Pruritus itchy
Urticarial hives
1st degree burn damages only the epidermis (just have redness)
2nd degree burn damage through epidermis & into dermis; vesicles (blisters) form between the two layers
3rd degree burn epidermis and dermis destroyed and damage extends into subcutaneous tissue
Basal cell carcinomas almost never metastasizes (doesn't spread to other organs) (best skin cancer to have; doesn't kill)
Squamous cell carcinoma can metastasize (middle cancer; can kill)
Malignant melanoma most deadly skin cancer; metastasizes; cancer of melnocytes which produce skin pigment.
Created by: avilak