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The following mean: adip/o lip/o steat/o fat
The following all mean: cutane/o derm/o dermat/o skin
The following mean: pil/o trich/o hair
hidr/o sweat
The following mean: onych/o ungu/o nail
squam/o scale
The following mean: seb/o sebace/o oil
unusual skin texture: ichthyo- kerato- pachyo- xero- rhytido-
unusual skin color: leuko- erythro- xantho- melano-
Some words cannot be broken into word parts: -comedo -macerate -urticaria
Break the med term into smaller word parts to determine its meaning: -dermatalgia -dermatodynia -dermatolysis -hemathidrosis
location of a rash: localized vs. generalized -spreading *centrifugal vs. centripetal
presence of bumps and their size: -papules <1cm -Nodules >1cm -Plaques are large and flat
bumps that are filled with fluid: -vesicles are <1cm and filled with clear fluid -Bulla are >1cm and filled with clear fluid -Pustules are filled with pus -Abscesses are large pustules
Flat spots: -Freckles are small flat spots called macules -Large macules are called patches
skin conditions caused by blood vessels: -collection of blood vessels *cherry angioma -raised *telangiectasia-flat
skin conditions caused by blood vessels: -bruises *petechiae-small *ecchymosis-large
scar formations: -cicatrix -keloid
epidermal tumors: -nevus -dysplastic -vernucca
Created by: Gabgua2083