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Chapter 12

Medical Terminology

Cutane Skin
Hirsut Hairy
Kerat Horny
Lip Fat
Melan Black
Derm Skin
Myc Fungus
Onych Nail
Pil Hair
Py Pus
Hidr Sweat
Rhytid Wrinkle
Seb Sebum
Urtic Rash
Xero Dry
Albinism A genetic condition characterized by a deficiency of pigment in the skin, hair, and irises
Alopecia The partial or complete loss of hair, most commonly on the scalp
Dermatitis Inflammation of the skin
Diaphoresis Profuse sweating
Eczema Persistent/recurring dermatitis that is usually characterized by redness, itching, and dryness
Hematoma Swelling of clotted blood trapped in the tissues, usually caused by an injury
Lipedema Chronic abnormal condition that is characterized by the accumulation of fat and fluid in the tissues just under the skin of the hips and legs
Lipoma A benign, slow-growing fatty tumor located between the skin and the muscle layer
Necrotizing Fascitis A severe infection caused by a group A strep bacteria
Psoriasis Common skin disorder characterized by flare-ups in which red papillose covered with silvery scales occur on the knees, etc.
Wheal Welt
Xeroderma Excessively dry skin
Squamous Epithelial Tissue Upper layer of epidermis
Lunula Pale half-moon shaped region at every nail root, this is where new keratin cells form
Macule Discolored flat spots (freckles, moles)
Pustule Pimple, small, circumscribed lesson containing pus
Laceration Torn or jagged wound, or an accidental cut wound
Gangrene Tissue necrosis
Second Degree Partial thickness, blisters damage to the epidermis and dermis
s Without
SA Sinoatrial
SAO2 Oxygen Saturation
sl Sublingual
SOAP Subjective, Objective, Assessment, Plan
SOB Shortness of breath
STAT Immediately
Sx Symptoms
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