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dermatoplasty dermat/o/plasty surgical repair of the skin
onychocryptosis onych/o/crypt/osis abnormal condition of a hidden nail
dermatoconiosis dermat/o/coni/osis abnormal condition of the skin caused by dust
erythroderma erythr/o/derma red skin
onychophagia onych/o/phagia eating the nails (nail biting)
seborrhea seb/o/rrhea discharge (excessive) of sebum
leiodermia lei/o/derm/ia condition of smooth skin
streptococcus (strep) berry-shaped bacterium in twisted chains
dermatome derma/tome instrument used to cut skin
hypodermic hypo/derm/ic pertaining to below the skin
epidermal epi/derm/al pertaining to upon/on the skin
dermatology dermat/o/logy study of the skin
dermatologist dermat/o/logist Physician who specializes in treating diseases and disorders of the skin
leukoderma leuk/o/derma white skin white patches caused by depigmentation
onychomycosis onych/o/myc/osis abnormal condition of a fungus in the nails
subcutaneous sub/cutane/ous pertaining to under the skin
rhytidoplasty rhytid/o/plasty surgical repair of wrinkles
keratosis kerat/osis abnormal condition of growth of horny tissue
rhytidectomy rhytid/ectomy excision of the wrinkles
subungual sub/ungu/al pertaining to under the nail
biopsy bi/opsy view of life (removal of living tissue to be viewed under a microscope)
necrosis necr/osis condition of death
staphylococcus (staph) staphyl/o/coccus berry-shaped bacterium in grape-like clusters
dermatoautoplasty dermat/o/aut/o/plasty surgical repair using one's own skin
pachyderma pachy/derma thickening of the skin
dermatofibroma dermat/o/fibr/oma fibrous tumour of the skin
transdermal (TD) trans/derm/al pertaining to through the skin
percutaneous per/cutane/ous pertaining to through the skin
ungual ungu/al pertaining to the nail
intradermal (ID) intra/derm/al pertaining to within the skin
xerosis xer/osis abnormal condition of dryness
keratogenic kerat/o/genic agent that causes growth of horny tissue
hidradenitis hidr/aden/itis inflammation of a sweat gland
dermatitis dermat/itis inflammation of the skin
onychomalacia onych/o/malacia softening of the nails
xeroderma xer/o/derma dry skin
paronychia par/onych/ia diseased state around the nail
dermatoheteroplasty dermat/o/heter/o/plasty surgical repair using skin from others
abscess localized collection of pus
excise, excision surgical remove by cutting out
bacteria, bacterium single-celled microorganisms that reproduce by cell division and may cause infection by invading body tissue
pruritus itching
cyst closed sac containing fluid or semisolid material
gangrene death of tissue due to blood supply loss
pustule small elevation of the skin containing fluid
laceration torn, raggged-edged wound
nevus a pigmented skin blemish
macule flat, coloured spot on the skin
dermabrasion procedure to remove superficial scars using sandpaper or revolving wire brushes.
edema puffy swollen tissue due to accumulation of fluid
pallor paleness
cauterize, cauterization to burn tissues by various means with the intent destroy damaged tissues, prevent infections or coagulate blood vessels
cellulitis bacterial infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, characterized by redness, pain, heat and swelling
contusion bruise
lesion visible change in tissue resulting from injury or disease
infection invastion of pathogens to body tissue
nodule a small node-like structure
eczema noninfectious, inflammatory disease presents as redness, blisters, scabs and itching
incise, incision surgical cut into or wound produced by a sharp instrument
virus minute microorganism that may cuase infection by invading body tissue
diaphoresis profuse, excessive sweating
debride, debridement remove damaged tissues and cell debris from a wound or burn to prevent infection and promote healing.
abrasion scrape (by injury or mechanical process)
jaundice yellow colouring of the mucous membrane and sclera
tinea A group of fungal skin diseases, characterized by itching, scaling, and sometimes painful lesions.
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