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Young 3

chapter 3

adip/o fat
lip/o fat
steat/ fat
cutane/o skin
derm/o skin
dermat/o skin
pil/o hair
trich/o hair
hidr/o sweat
onych/o nail
ungu/o nail
squam/o scale
seb/o oil
sebace/o oil
icthyo- scaly
kerato- prefix that can refer either to the cornea or to horny
pachyo- meaning thick
xero- dry, dryness
rhytido- means wrinkle
leuko- meaning white
erythro- meaning red
xantho- meaning yellow
melano- meaning black
comedo is a clogged hair follicle
macerate to soften tissues after death by soaking and by enzymatic digestion
urticaria hives or welts, are itchy, raised, reddish areas on the skin
dermatalgia localized pain, usually confined to the skin
dematodynia localized pain, usually confined to the skin
dermatolysis loosening of the skin or atrophy of the skin by disease
hemathidrosis condition in which sweat contains blood
localized vs generalized restriction to a limited area of the body vs becoming widespread or diffuse
spreading The dissemination of an infection
centrifugal vs centripetal in a direction away from the body vs passing inward
papules solid elevation of skin with no visible fluid less than 1 cm
nodules is a growth of abnormal tissue
plaques semi-hardened accumulation of substances from fluids that bathe an area
vesicles greater than 1 cm filled with clear fluid
bulla less than 1 cm filled with clear fluid
pustules are filled with pus
abscesses are large pustules
macules freckles small flat spots
patches large flat spots
cherry angioma raised collection of vessels
telangiectasia flat collection of vessels
petechiae small bruise
ecchymosis large bruise
cicatrix the scar that's left behind on skin after a wound has healed
keloid raised pinkish scar tissue at the site of an injury
nevus is a mark on the skin, like a mole or a birthmark
dyplastic nevus specific type of nevus that looks different from a common mole
verucca a firm abnormal elevated blemish on the skin
decubitus ulcer a chronic ulcer of the skin caused by prolonged pressure on it
eczema refers to several skin conditions in which the skin is inflamed and usually itchy
impetigo a very contagious infection of the skin
dermatoconiosis Any irritation of the skin caused by dust, esp. one due to occupational exposure
moh's micrographic surgery A surgical procedure used to treat skin cancer.
electrocauterization a routine surgical procedure. A surgeon or doctor uses electricity to heat tissue
electrodessication is a quick technique where an electrical current is used to remove specific skin lesions
Created by: Moryou7818
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