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Lesson 3

Basic Medical Language - Integumentary system, colors, and plural endings

TermDefinition
WBC leukocyte
edema puffy swelling of tissue from the accumulation of fluid
subcut subcutaneous
TD transdermal
SCC squamous cell carcinoma
RBC erythrocyte
MRSA methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus
lac laceration
hypo hypodermic
ID intradermal
DERM dermatology
BCC basal cell carcinoma
squamous cell carcinoma malignant growth developing from scale like epithelial tissue of the surface layer of the epidermis; invades local tissue and may metastasize. occurs on skin, mouth, lips, and genitals
pressure injury damage of the skin and the subcutaneous tissue caused by prolonged pressure, often occurring in bedridden patients. AKA: bedsores
pallor paleness
nevus (pl. nevi) malformation of the skin, usually brown, black, or flesh colored. AKA: moles or birthmarks
methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus strain of common bacteria that has developed resistance to methicillin and other antibiotics. skin and tissue infections, sometimes bloodstream infections
-osis abnormal condition
lesion any visible change in tissue resulting from injury or disease
laceration torn, ragged-edged, wound
jaundice condition characterized by a yellow tinge to the skin, mucous membranes, and sclera
impetigo superficial skin infection characterized by red lesions which progress to blisters and then honey-colored crusts
herpes inflammatory skin disease caused by herpes virus characterized by small blisters in clusters
erythema redness
cellulitis inflammation of the skin and subcutaneous tissue caused by infection; characterized by redness, swelling, pain, and heat
basal cell carcinoma malignant epithelial tumor arising from the bottom layer of the epidermis called the basal layer
abscess localized collection of pus accompanied by swelling and inflammation; abscesses can occur in tissues, organs, and contained spaces
trans- through, across, behind
sub- below, under
per- through
intra- within
hypo- below, deficient, under
epi- on, upon, over
-ous pertaining to
-lysis dissolution, separating
-itis inflammation
-a, -e, -y no meaning
xanth/o yellow
melan/o black
leuk/o white
cyan/o blue
erythr/o red
onych/o nail
acr/o extremities
myc/o fungus
cutane/o, derm/o, dermat/o skin
Created by: katey.6
 

 



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