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Skin Med/Diseases

TermDefinition
Alopecia Baldness
Vesicles Blisters of sacs full of fluid
Papules raised areas of skin, pimples
crust scabs, ares of dried pus and blood
pustules sacs filled with pus
macules flat spots on the skin, freckles
wheals itchy elevated areas of irregular shape; hives
ulcer deep loss of skin surface
impetigo contagious skin infection; yellow crusty sores
verrucae warts
dermatitis inflammation of the skin
eczema noncontagious inflammatory skin disorder
acne vulgaris inflammation of the sebaceous glands
athlete's foot contagious fungal infection
psoriasis a chronic, non-contagious inherited skin disease
ringworm highly contagious fungus infection of the skin or scalp
shingles viral infection of the nerve endings
herpes simplex 1 fever blisters or cold sores
herpes simplex II or genital herpes blisters on genital area
basal cell carcinoma most common type of skin cancer
squamous cell carcinoma skin cancer the grows rapidly
malignant melanoma most dangerous skin cancer
first degree burns burns that are superficial
second degree burns burns that occur with blistering
third degree burns burns that blacken the skin
scar a mark left by the healing of injured tissues
bruise an injury involving the rupture of small blood vessels and discoloration without a break in the overlying skin
abrasian an injury caused by something that rubs or scrapes against the skin
laceration a deep cut or tear of the flesh
Created by: ntgibson