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Integumentary System

TermDefinition
Bony Prominences Areas of the body where the bone lies close to the skin
Bruise A purple,black,or blue discoloration on the skin caused by leakage of blood from broken blood vessles
Closed Wound A type of wound in which the skin surface is not broken
Cellulitis Common bacterial infection of the skin and soft tissue
Dermis The inner layer of the two main layers of tissue that make up the skin
Eczema A temporary or chronic skin disorder that results in redness,itching,burning,swelling,cracking,weeping, and lesions also called dermatitis
Epidermis The outer layer of the two main layers of tissue that make up the skin
Dermatitis Means skin inflammation
Gangrene Death of tissue caused by infection or lack of blood flow
Integument Natural Protective covering
Lesion An area of abnormal tissue of an injury or wound
Melanin The pigment that gives skin its color
Papules A small, raised,solid pimple or swelling often forming part of a rash on the skin
Necrosis Is the death of body tissues
Open wound an injury involving an external or internal break in body tissue usually involving tissue
Pressure Points A surface point on the body that is sensitive to pressure
Pressure ulcer Injury to skin and underlying tissue resulting from prolonged pressure on skin
Psoriasis A condition in which skin cells build up and form scales and itch dry pressure
Scabies A contagious,intensely itch skin condition caused by a tiny burrowing mite
Shingles A Viral infection caused bu the same virus that causes chicken pox; results in pain,itching,rashes and possibly fever and chills
Vesicles A fluid or air filled cavity or sac in particular
Sitz Bath A warm soak of prenial area to clean and reduce inflammation and pain
Tinea A fungal infection that causes red,scaly patches in a ring
Wart Contagious hard bump caused by a virus
Pustules Red tender bump with puss at the tips
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