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WTI Med Terms Week 2

Medical Terms Week 2

TermDefinition
Pruritus severe itching of the skin, as a symptom of various ailments
Gangrene localized death and decomposition of body tissue, resulting from either obstructed circulation or bacterial infection
Seborrhea excessive discharge of sebum from the sebaceous glands
Anhidrosis the lack of appropriate sweat production in response to thermal or pharmacologic stimulation, which may become a medical emergency with hyperthermia, heat exhaustion, heatstroke, and death
Scar a mark left on the skin or within body tissue where a wound, burn, or sore has not healed completely and fibrous connective tissue has developed
Carbuncle a severe abscess or pyogenic infection in the skin, typically infected with staphylococcus bacteria
Sebum an oily secretion of the sebaceous glands
Myalgia pain in a muscle or group of muscles
Callus the bony healing tissue that forms around the ends of broken bones to establish continuity
Purpura a condition of red or purple discolored spots on the skin that do not blanch on applying pressure. The spots are caused by bleeding underneath the skin usually secondary to vasculitis or dietary deficiency of vitamin C (scurvy).
Alopecia the partial or complete absence of hair from areas of the body where it normally grows; baldness
Hives an allergic disorder marked by raised edematous red patches of skin or mucous membrane and usually by intense itching and caused by contact with a specific precipitating factor (as a food, drug, or inhalant) either externally or internally
Cellulitis inflammation of subcutaneous connective tissue
Boil an inflamed pus-filled swelling on the skin, typically caused by the infection of a hair follicle
Myopathy a disease of muscle tissue
Created by: lrhamyWTI