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The Language of Medicine 11th Edition

Middle layer of the skin: dermis
Soft tissue surrounding the nail border: paronychium
Outermost layer of the epidermis: stratum corneum
Innermost layer of the skin: subcutaneous layer
Band of epidermis at the base and sides of the nail plate: cuticle
Outermost layer of the skin: epidermis
Hard protein material found in the epidermis, hair, and nails: keratin
The half moon-shaped, whitish area at the base of a nail: lunula
Oily substance secreted by sebaceous glands: sebum
Structural protein found in the skin and connective tissue: collagen
The combining form that means sweat: hidr/o
A combining form that means nail: onych/o
A combining form that means wrinkle: rhytid/o
The combining form that means fungus: myc/o
A combining form for skin: cutane/o
A combining form that means fat: lip/o
A combining form that means hair: pil/o
A combining form that means dry: xer/o
The combining form that means hard: kerat/o
A combining form that means redness: erythemat/o
Smooth, swollen papule that is redder or paler than surrounding skin: wheal
Flat lesion measuring less than 1 cm in diameter: macule
Thick-walled, closed sac or pouch containing fluid or semisolid material: cyst
Small (less than 1 cm) solid elevation of the skin: papule
Small collection of clear fluid; a blister: vesicle
Groove or crack-like sore: fissure
Solid, round or oval elevated lesion 1 cm or more in diameter: nodule
Open sore on the skin or mucous membranes deeper than an erosion: ulcer
Papule containing pus: pustule
Growth extending from the surface of mucous membrane: polyp
Itching: pruritus
Infection of the skin caused by a fungus: tinea
Excessive, hypertrophied, thickened scar developing after trauma or surgical incision: keloid
Thickened and rough lesion of the epidermis associated with aging or skin damage: keratosis
Absence of hair from areas where it normally grows: alopecia
Inflammatory skin disease with erythematous, papulovesicular lesions: eczema
Epidermal growth caused by a virus; a wart: verruca
White, thickened patches on mucous membrane tissue of the tongue or cheek: leukoplakia
Loss of pigment in areas of the skin: vitiligo
Cancerous growth composed of melanocytes: malignant melanoma
Fat Cell: adipocyte
One of the large dermal exocrine glands locasted at the axilla and genital areas. It scretes sweat that, in action with bacteria, is responsible for human body odoer. apocrine sweat glands
Deepest region of the epidermis; it gives rise to all the epidermal cells. basal layer
Most numerous sweat-producing exocrine gland in the skin: eccrine sweat gland
Layer of skin cells forming the outer and inner surfaces of the body: epithelium
The skin and it's accessory structures such as hair and nails. integumentary system
Flat, scale-like cells composing the epidermis. Squamous Epithelium
Stratified Arranged in Layers.
Collection of dried serum and cellular debri crust
wearing away or loss of epidermis erosion
groove or crack like sore fissure
Flat, pigmented lesion measuring less than 1 cm in diameter macule
solid, round or oval elevated lesion 1cm or more in diameter nodule
Smooth, edematous (swollen) papule or plaque that is centrally erdder or paler than the surrounding skin. Wheal
Bluish-purplish mark (bruise) on the skin. Ecchymosis
Small, pinpoint hemorrhage petechia
Itching pruritus
death or tissue associated with loss of blood supply. Gangrene
Malignant tumor of the basal cell layer of the epidermis basal cell carcinoma
Malignant tumor of the squamous epithelial cells in the epidermis. squamous cell carcinoma
Cancerous growth composed of melanocytes. Malignant melanoma
Created by: misscollin
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