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Skin Care

Terms

TermDefinition
Abrasion A partial thickness wound caused by the scraping away or rubbing of the skin
Arterial Ulcer an open wound on the lower legs or feed caused y poor arterial blood flow
Circulatory Unlcer An open sore on the lower legs or feet caused by decreased blood flow through the arteries or veins
Dehiscence The separation of wound layers
Diabetic Foot Ulcer An open wound on the foot caused by complications from diabetes
Edema Swelling caused by fluid collecting in tissues
Evisceration The separation of the wound along with the protrusion of abdominal organs
Excoriation Loss of the epidermis (top skin layer) caused by scratching or when skin rubs against skin, clothing or other material
Gangrene A condition in which there is death of tissue
Hematoma A swelling (oma) that contains blood (hemat)
Hemorrhage The excessive loss of blood in a short time
Incision A cut produced surgically by a sharp instrument; it creates an opening into an organ or body space
Laceration An open wound with torn tissues and jagged edges
Phlebitis Inflammation of a vein
Purulent Drainage Thick, green, yellow or brown drainage
Sanguineous Drainage Bloody drainage
Serosanguineous Drainage Thin, watery drainage that is blood-tinged
Serous Drainage Clear, watery fluid
Shock Results when tissues and organs do not get enough blood
Skin Tear A break or rip in the outer layers of the skin; the epidermis separates from the underlying tissues
Stasis Ulcer Venous Ulcer
Trauma An accident or violent act the injures the skin, mucous membraes, bones and organs
Ulcer A shallow or deep crater-like sore of the skin or mucous membrane
Venous Ulcer An open sore on the lower legs or feet caused by poor blood flow; stasis ulcer
Wound A break in the skin or mucous membrane
Slough Dead tissue that is shed from the skin; it is usually light colored, soft and moist
Created by: dkayes