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chapter 3

Integumentary system

squam/o scale
onchy/o ungu/o nail
pachy/o thick
kerat/o hard
xer/o dry
rhytid/o wrinkle
erythr/o red
macule freckle (small flat discolored area)
patch larger flat discolored area
papule small solid mass
plaque solid mass on the surface of the skin
nodule a solid mass that extends deeper into the skin
tumor larger solid mass
vesicle smaller blister
bulla larger blister
pustule pus-filled blister
abscess localized collection of pus in the body
excoriation scratch
fissure crack in the skin
petechia small bruise
ecchymosis larger bruise
cicatrix scar
keloid overgrowth of scar tissue
cubists lie
atopic unusual
dermatoconiosis skin condition caused by dirt (skin-dust-condition)
epidermal pertaining to the skin (upon-skin)
hypodermic subcutaneous beneath the skin
intradermal inside the skin
percutaneous transdermal through the skin
autograft skin transplant taken from a different place on the skin body (leg hip)
homograft allograft skin transplant taken from another member of the patients species
heterograft skin transplant taken from a species other than the patients
xenograft transplant taken from a species other than the patients
antipruritic a drug that prevents or relieves itching.
ID intradermal
subcut SQ SC subcutaneous
TD transdermal
Created by: heathersutton87
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