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Integumentary Reverse Definitions

bulia a vesicle or blister larger than 1 cm in diameter
urticaria allergic reaction of the skin characterized by eruption of pale red elevated patches called wheals or hives
antifugals alter cell wall of fungi or disrupt enzyme activity resulting in cell death
ulcer an open sore or lesion that extends to the dermis and usually heals with scarring
purpura any of several bleeding disorders characterized by hemorrhage into the tissues particularly beneath the skin or mucous membranes producing ecchymoses or petechiae
eechymoses superficial bleeding under skin or bruise.
petechia red spots on skin
allergy skin test any test in which suspected allergens or sensitizer is applied to or injected into the skin to determine the patient's sensitivity to it.
impetigo bacterial skin infection characterized by isolated pustules that become crusted and rupture.
topical anesthetics block sensation of pain by numbing the skin layers and mucous membranes
chemical peel chemical removal of outer layers of skin to treat acne scarring and general keratosis; also called chembrasion
eczema chromic inflammatory skin condition that is characterized by erythema, papules, vesicle, pustules, scales, crusts, and scabs. Accompanied by intense itching (pruritis)
pruritis intense itching also called atopic dermatitis
psoriasis chronic skin disease characterized by circumscribed red patches covered by thick, dry, silvery, adherent scales caused by excessive development of the basal layer of the epidermis
scabies contagious skin disease transmitted by the itch mite, commonly through sexual contact
protectives cover, cool, dry or soothe inflamed skin
eschar dead matter that sloughed off from the surface of the skin, especially after burn
corticosteriods decrease inflammation and itching by suppressing the immune system's inflammatory response to tissue damage
keratolytics destroy and soften the outer layer of skin so that it is sloughed off or shed
cellulitis diffuse (widespread) acute infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
vesicle elevated circumscribed fluid filled lesion less than 0.5 cm in diameter
wheal elevated firm rounded lesion with localized skin edema (swelling) that varies in size shape and colour; in the centre than its surrounding edges ; accompaine by itching
verruca epidermal growth caused by a virus; also known as warts. Type includes planter, juvenile and veneral
macule flat pigmented circumscribe area less than 1 cm in diameter freckle, mole
Bowen Disease form of intraepidermal carcinoma characterized by red-brown scaly or crusted lesions that resemble a patch of psoriasis or dermatitis; also called Bowen precancerous dermatotis
synthesis forming a complex substance by the union of simpler compounds or elements
tinea fungal skin infection whose name commonly indicates the body part affected; also called ringworm
androgen generic term for an agent (usually hormone, such as testosterone and androsterone) that stimulates development of male characteristics
dermatomycosis infection of skin caused by fungi
pediculosis infestation of lice, transmitted by personal contact
pressure ulcer inflammation, sore, skin deterioration caused by prolonged pressure from lying down; also called bed sore, usually in elderly bedridden persons can also be referred to as decubitus ulcers.
Created by: amatt