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Integumentary

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 the leakage of blood from broken blood vessels into the surrounding tissues, also called a contusion
Closed wound a type of wound in which the skins surface is not broken
Cellulitis inflammation of subcutaneous connective 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 dermiatits
Epidermis the outer layer of the two main layers of tissue that make up the skin
Gangrene death of tissue caused by infection or lack of blood flow
Integument natural protective covering
Lesion an area of abnormal tissue or an injury or wound
Melanin the pigment that gives skin its color
Necrosis the death of living cells or tissues caused by disease or injury
Open wound a type of wound in which in which the skins surface is not intact
Pressure points areas of the body that bear much of its weight
Pressure ulcer a serious wound resulting from skin breakdown; also known as pressure sore, decubitus ulcer , or bed sore
Psoriasis a chronic skin condition caused by skin cellls growing too quickly which results in red, white, or sliver patches, itching and discomfort
Scabies contagious skin infection caused by mites burrowing into skin that results in pimp-like irritations ,rashes ,intense itching, and sore
Shingles A viral infection caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox ; results in pain,itching,rashes,and possibly fever and chills
Sitz bath a warm soak of perineal area to clean perinal wounds and reduce inflammation and pain
Skin cancer the growth of abnormal skin cell; symptoms include changes in mole, wart, or spot on the skin , sores that do not heal , itching , pain, and skin that oozing or bleeding
Tinea a fungal infection that causes red, scaly patches to appear in a ring shape, generally on the upper body , or the hands and feet
Wart contagious hard bumps caused by a virus
Papules a small, raised, solid pimple or swelling, often forming part of a rash on the skin and typically inflamed but not producing pus.
Pustules a small blister or pimple on the skin containing pus.
Dermatitis eczema inflammation of the skin
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