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Skin Disorders

TermDefinition
abscess a localized pocket of infection or purulent exudate surrounded by inflammation
albinism a group of inherited disorders that results in little or no production of the pigment melanin, which determines the color of the skin, hair and eyes.
atopic inherited tendency to hypersensitivity
autoinoculation the spread of infection from one site to another on the body
denuded stripping off skin, leaving bare
eosinophilia the formation and accumulation of an abnormal ly large number of eosinophils in the blood
excoriation an abrasion or injury to the skin
keratin the type of protein that makes up your hair, skin, and nails
larvae the immature, wingless, feeding stage of an insect that undergoes complete metamorphosis
lichenification hardening and thickening of the skin; leather-like
macules a discolored skin lesion that is not elevated above the skin surface
pruritis itching sensation
sebum a light yellow, oily substance that is secreted by the sebaceous glands that help keep the skin and hair moisturized.
Created by: DocMorris