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WTI Med Terms Week 1

Medical Terms Week 1

TermDefinition
Acne an inflammatory disease of the sebaceous glands, characterized by comedones and pimples, especially on the face, back, and chest, and, in severe cases, by cysts and nodules resulting in scarring
Albinism the state or condition of being an albino
Amputation to cut off (all or part of a limb or digit of the body), as by surgery
Ataxia loss of coordination of the muscles, especially of the extremities
Atrophy a wasting away of the body or of an organ or part, as from defective nutrition or nerve damage; degeneration, decline, or decrease, as from disuse
Impetigo a contagious skin disease, especially of children, usually caused by streptococcal bacteria, marked by a superficial pustular eruption, particularly on the face
Jaundice yellow discoloration of the skin, whites of the eyes, etc., due to an increase of bile pigments in the blood, often symptomatic of certain diseases, as hepatitis
Keloid an abnormal proliferation of scar tissue, as on the site of a surgical incision
Melanoma any of several types of skin tumors characterized by the malignant growth of melanocytes
Mole a small, congenital spot or blemish on the human skin, usually of a dark color, slightly elevated, and sometimes hairy; nevus
Polyplegia paralysis of several muscles
Rhabdomyoma a benign tumor composed of striated muscle fibers
Vitiligo a skin disorder characterized by smooth, white patches on various parts of the body, caused by the loss of the natural pigment
Xeroderma a disease in which the skin becomes dry, hard, and scaly
Xerosis abnormal dryness, as of the eye or skin
Created by: lrhamyWTI