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Integ. Exam Defs

TermDefinition
trichomycosis Abnormal condition of hair fungus
pallor Absence of colour of skin
urticaria Allergic reaction of the skin characterized by eruption of pale red, elevated patches
neoplasm Any new and abnormal growth
impetigo Bacterial skin infection
alopecia Baldness
hemangioma Benign tumour of dilated blood vessels
malignant Cancerous
eczema Chronic inflammatory skin condition
integument Covering
tinea Fungal skin infection; also called ringworm
pediculosis Infestation with lice
onychia Inflammation of the nail bed
thelitis Inflammation of the nipple
dermatitis Inflammation of the skin
acne Inflammatory disease of the sebaceous gland
pruritus Intense itching
vitiligo Loss of skin pigmentation
petechia Minute, pinpoint hemorrhage under the skin
gangrene Nercrosis or death of tissue
benign Non-cancerous
cicatrix Normal scarring
congenital Noted at birth
subcutaneous Pertaining to under the skin
abscess Pus at the sight of an infection
keloid Raised firm, thickened scar
erythema Redness of the skin
crustation Scab
abrasion Scrape
dermatoplasty Skin grafting
lentigo Small brown macules
comedo Small skin lesion of acne
pressure ulcer Sore that prevents blood flow to tissue
mycology Study of fungus
pachyderma Thick skin
psoriasis Thick, dry, silvery scales caused by excessive development of the basal layer
fulguration Tissue destruction by electric current; also called electrodesiccation
albinism Total absence of pigment in skin, hair and eyes
xenograft Transplantation from a foreign donor
verruca Warts
Created by: Jessica Longboat
 

 



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