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Integumentary system

Skin

TermDefinition
melanoma from cells forming the melanin. Can be anywhere, and spreads worse form of skin cancer
squamous cell carcinoma malignant tumor of squamous cell. can spread to other body parts. sores that wont't heal, crusty
basal cell carcinoma malignant. slow growing, smooth, pink in center tend to bleed
actinic keratosis precancerous lesion, due to excessive sun exposure. raised, rough dry
keloid abnormal raised scar that occurs with healing
cicatrix normal scar that occures with healing
pediculosis pubis bubic hair and pubic region
pediclosis corporis body lice
pediclosis capitis head lice
pediculosis lice
scabies infestation of itch mites burrows under the skin
cruis jock itch
pedis athelete's foot
capitis scalp
tinea ringworm
xeroderma excessively dry skin
urticaria hives
contact dermatitis poison ivy, wool, chemical, metal, ect.
dermatitis inflammation of upper layer of skin
wheal elevated swollen area. like a mosquito bite or hive
verrucae warts
petechaie tiny pin point hemorrhages. seen often on the face of children after forceful vomiting or coughing.
nevus mole usually benign
vitiligo loss of melanocytes resulting in whitish areas of skin
albinism inherited deficiency of nelanin
alopecia baldness partial or complete
hirsutism abnormal hairness male body pattern of female facial hair
diaphoresis profuse sweating
arretor pili muscles that cause hair to stand up in response to cold or fear
nails unguis
lunula growth center of nail
dermatologist diagnosing and treating disorders of skin system
hidrosis production and excretion of sweat
Created by: dixoco