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Dermatological Terms

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 hair follicle plugged w/sebum (black head, white head)
cyanidrosis blue sweat
depigmentation loss of pigmentation
dermatalgia skin pain
dermatodynia skin pain
dermatolysis loose skin
erythema redness
erythroderma red skin
hemathidrosis sweating blood
hidropoiesis formation of sweat
hyperhidrosis excessive sweating
hyperkerotosis excessive growth of horny skin
hypermelaosis excessive melanin in the skin
hyperpigmentation excessive pigment in the skin
hypohirosis diminished sweating
hypomelanosis diminished melanin the skin
hypopigmentation diminished pigment in the skin
leukoderma white skin
macerate to soften the skin
onychophagia eating or biting the nails
pruritus an itch
rhytidermia wrinkled skin
sebopoiesis formation of oil (sebum)
seborrhea discharge of oil (sebum)
trichomegaly abnormally thick hair
urticaria swollen raised itchy areas of the skin
xanthoderma yellow skin
xeroderma dry skin
xerosis condition of dryness
Created by: cscostello