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diseases, surgery, cancer, skin

dermatologist physician who studies and treats skin
dermatology (derm) study of the skin
epidermal pertaining to upon the skin
erythroderm red skin
hypodermic pertaining to under the skin
intradermal (id) pertaining to within the skin
keratogenic originating in horny tissue
necrosis abnormal condition of dead cells from disease
percutaneous pertaining to though the skin
staphylococcus (plural: staphylococci) berry-shaped bacterium in grapelike clusters
streptococcus (plural: streptococci) berry-shaped bacterium in twisted chains
subcutaneous (subcut) pertaining to under the skin
transdermal (TD) pertaining to through the skin
ungual pertaining to the nail
xanthoderma yellow skin also called jaundice
alopecia loss of hair (all over)
bacteria (bacterium) single-celled microorganisms that reproduce by cell division
cicatrix scar
cyst closed sac containing fluid or semisolid material
cytomegalovirus herpes-type virus that causes disease when in the immune system is compromised
diaphoresis sweating
ecchymosis (plural: ecchymoses) escape of blood into the skin or mucous membrane
edema puffy swelling of the tissue from the accumulation of fluid
erythema redness
fungus (plural: fungi) organism that feeds by absorbing organic molecules from its surroundings
induration abnormal hard spots
jaundice condition characterized by a yellow tinge to the skin also called xanthoderma
keloid overgrowth of scar tissue
leukoplakia condition characterized by white spots or patches on mucous membrane which may be precancerous
macule flat, colored spot on the skin (freckle)
nevus (plural: nevi) circumcised malformation of the skin usually brown black or flesh colored
nodule paleness
pallor small solid skin elevation
petechia (plural: petechiae) pinpoint skin hemorrhage
pressure ulcer erosion of the skin caused by by prolonged pressure
pruritus itching
purpura small hemorrhages in the skin or mucous membrane
pustule elevation of skin containing pus
ulcer erosion of the skin or mucous membrane
verruca circumcised cutaneous elevation caused by a virus
vesicle small elevation of the epidermis containing liquid
virus minute microorganism much smaller than bacterium
wheal transitory itchy elevation of the skin with white center and a red surrounding area
BBC Basic Cell Carcinoma
bx biospy
CMV cytomegalovirus
CA-MRSA community associated MRSA infection
decub pressure ulcer
derm dermatology
HA-MRSA healthcare-associated MRSA infection
I&D incision and drainage
ID intradermal
MRSA methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus
SLE systemic lupus erythematosus
SqCCA squamous cell carcinoma
staph staphylococcus
strep streptococcus
subcut subcutaneous
TD transdermal
Created by: Jenfaith