Busy. Please wait.
or

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 
or

Username is available taken
show password

why


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.


Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Don't know
Know
remaining cards
Save
0:01
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
Retries:
restart all cards
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

skin

Skin system

TermDefinition
macule, macula (freckle) small, flat, discolored area Latin for spot or stain
patch (vitiligo) larger, flat, discolored area
papule PA-pyool a small solid mass Latin for pimple
plaque PLAK a solid mass on the surface of the skin
nodule a solid mass that extends deeper into the skin
tumor a larger solid mass
vesicle a smaller blister
bulla Latin for bubbled
pustule a pus-filled blister
abscess a localized collection of pus in the body
erosion loss of skin
ulcer a sore
excoriation eks-lor-ee-A-shun a scratch
fissure a crack in the skin
scale skin flaking off
crust a dried substance on the skin (blood or pus)
vascular lesion wounds related to blood vessels
cherry angioma a small blood vessel tumor
telangiectasia tel-an-jee-ek-TAY-zhuh (spider angioma) the overexpansion of the end of a blood vessel, sometimes called a spider angioma bc of how it looks on the skin
petechia puh-TEE-kee-yah a small bruise
ecchymosis eh-kih-MOH-sis a larger bruise
cicatrix SIK-ah-triks (plural:cicatrices) scar
keloid overgrowth of scar tissue
epidermal tumors tumors on the skin
Neves NEE-vus mole
dysplastic nevus a mole with bad changes/ formations (often precancerous)
verruca vah-ROO-kah wart
culture and sensitivity (C&S) growing microorganism in isolation in order to determine which drugs they might respond to
biopsy (Bx) removal of tissue in order to examine it (w/your own 2 eyes)
excisional biopsy removal of an entire lesion for examination (to cut it out)
incisional biopsy removal of a portion of a lesion for examination (to cut into it)
dermatoscope instrument used to look at the skin
dermoscopy procedure for looking at the skin
adipocele a-dih-poh-SEEL a hernia filled with fatty tissue
dermatofibroma der-MA-toh-fai-BROH-mah a fibrous skin tumor
erythrocyanosis eh-RITH-roh-sai-an-OH-sis a red and/or blue discoloration of the skin
Created by: Ecolee