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Ch 03 P Terms

Acquiring Medical Language

TermDefinition
epidermal pertaining to the skin
hypodermic pertaining to beneath the skin
intradermal pertaining to inside the skin
percutaneous pertaining to through the skin
subcutaneous pertaining to beneath the skin
transdermal pertaining to through the skin
chemosurgery removal of tissue that has been destroyed using chemicals
chemotherapy treatment using chemicals
cryosurgery destruction of tissue through freezing
dermabrasion rubbing or scraping away the outer surface of skin
electrocauterization using electricity to destroy tissue by burning it
electrodessication using electricity to destroy tissue by drying it
incision and drainage (I&D) to cut into a wound to allow trapped infected liquid to drain
lipectomy removal of fatty tissue
liposuction removal of fatty tissue using a vaccuum
onychectomy removal of a nail
onychotomy incision in to a nail
rhytidoplasty reconstruction of wrinkled skin
autograft skin transplant taken from a different part of the patient's body
homograft (allograft) skin transplant taken from another member of the patient's species
heterograft skin transplant taken from a species other than the patient's
xenograft skin transplant taken from a species other than the patient's
anesthetic a drug that temporarily blocks sensation
antibiotic a drug that destroys or opposes growth of microorganisms
antihistamine a drug that opposes the effects of histamine
antipruritic a drug that prevents or relieves itching
antiseptic a drug that prevents sepsis (rotting of flesh) by killing microorganisms
Created by: DarrinWan