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Ch 03 S Terms

Acquiring Medical Language

TermDefinition
abrasion scraping away of skin
albinism lack of pigment in skin causing patient to look white
albino a person afflicted with albinism
alopecia baldness
anhidrosis lack of sweating
comedo a hair follicle that is plugged with sebum
cyanidrosis blue sweat
depigmentation loss of pigment
dermatalgia skin pain
dermatodynia skin pain
dermatolysis loose skin
erythema redness
erythroderma red skin
hemathidrosis sweating blood
hidropoiesis the formation of sweat
hyperhidrosis excessive sweating
hyperkerotosis excessive growth of horny skin
hypermelanosis excessive melanin in the skin
hyperpigmentation excessive pigment in the skin
hypohidrosis diminished sweating
hypomalanosis diminished melanin in the skin
hypopigmentation diminished pigment in the skin
leukoderma white skin
mascerate to soften the skin
onchophagia eating or biting the nails
pruritis an itch
rhytidermia wrinkled skin
sebopoiesis formation of oil (sebum)
seborrhes discharge of oil (sebum)
trichomegaly abnormally thick hair
uticaria swollen raised itchy areas of the skin
xanthoderma yellow skin
xeroderma dry skin
xerosis condition of dryness
Created by: DarrinWan