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med term chp 4

med term chp 4 for exploring medical language

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epidermis outer layer of skin
keratin horny, or cornified, layer composed of protien. It is contained in the hair, skin, and nails.
melanin color, or pigmentation of the skin
dermis inner layer of skin (true skin)
sudoriferous (sweat) glands tiny, coiled tubular structures that emerge through pores on the skin's surface and secrete sweat
sebacaceous glands secrete sebum (oil) into the hair follicles where the hair shafts pass through the dermis
hair compressed, keratinized cells that arise from hair follicles, the sacs that enclose the hair fibers
nails originate in the epidermis. Nails are found on the upper surface of the ends of the fingers and toes. The white area at the base of the nail is called the lunula, or moon
cutane/o, derm/o, dermat/o skin
hidr/o sweat
kerat/o horny tissue, hard
onych/o, ungu/o nail
seb/o sebum (oil)
trich/o hair
aut/o self
bi/o life
coni/o dust
crypt/o hidden
herer/o others
myc/o fungus
nercr/o death
pachy/o thick
rhytid/o wrinkles
staphyl/o grapelike clusters
strept/o twisted chains
xer/o dry
epi on, upon, over
intra within
para beside, beyond, around, abnormal
per through
sub under, below
trans through, across, beyond
coccus bery-shaped
ectomy excision or surgical removal
ia diseased or abnormal state, condition of
itis inflamation
malacia softening
opsy view of, viewing
phagia eating or swallowing
plasty surgical repair
rrhea flow, discharge
tome instrument used to cut
dermatitis inflammation of the skin
dermatoconiosis abnormal condition of the skin caused by dust
dermatofibroma fibrous tumor of the skin
hidradenitis inflammation of a sweat gland
leioderma condition of smooth skin
onychocryptosis abnormal condition of hidden nail (ingrown nail)
onychomalacia softning of the nails
onychomycosis abnormal condition of a fungus in the nails
onychophagia eating the nails (nail biting)
pachyderma thickening of the skin
paronychia diseased state around the nail
seborrhea discharge of sebum
trichomycosis abnormal condition of a fungus in the hair
xeroderma dry skin
abrasion scraping away of the skin by mechanical process or injury
abscess localized collection of pus
acne inflammatory disease of the skin involving the sebaceous glands and hair follicles
actinic keratosis a precancerous skin condition of horny tissue formation that results from excessive exposure to sunlight. May develop into squamous cell carcinoma
albinism congenital hereditary condition characterized by partial or total lack of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes
basal cell carcinoma epithelial tumor arising from the epidermis.
candidiasis an infection of the skin and mouth--Thrush
carbuncle skin infection composed of a cluster of boils caused by staphylococcal bacteria
cellulitis inflammation of the skin and subcutaneous tissue cuased by ingection, leading to redness heat and fever
contusion bruise
eczema noninfectious, inflammatory skin disease characterized by redness, blisters, scabs,and itching
fissure slit or cracklike sore in the skin
furuncle painful skin node caused by staphyloccal bacteria in a hair follicle
gangrene death of tissue caused by loss of blood supply followed by bacterial invasion
herpes inflammatory skin disease caused by herpes virus characterized by small blister clusters.
impetigo superficial skin infection characterized by pustles and caused by either staphylococci or streptococci
kaposi sarcoma a cancerous condition starting as purple or brown papules on the lower extremities that spreads through the skin to the lymph nodes and internal organs
laceration torn, ragged-edged wound
lesion any visible change in tissue resulting from injury or disease.
pediculosis invasion into the skin and hair by lice
psoriasis chronic skin condition producing red lesions covered with silvery scales
rosacea chronic disorder of the skin that produces erythema, papules, pustles, and broken blood vessels, usually occuring on the central area of the face in people older than 30
scabies skin infection caused by the itch might
scleroderma a disease characterized by chroninc hardening of the connective tissue of the skin and other body parts
shingles development of painful, inflamed blisters that follow the nerve routes
squamous cell carcinoma a malignant growth that developes from scale-like epithelial tissue
systemic lupus erythematosus a chronic inflammatory disease involving the skin joints kidneys and nervous system
tinea fungal infection of the skin (ringworm or athlete's foot)
urticari an itching skin eruption composed of wheals of varying size and shape (hives)
biopsy bx view of life
dermatoautoplasy surgical repair of using one's own skin (autograph)
dermatoheteroplasty surgical repair using skin from others (allograft)
dermatome instrument used to cut the skin
dermatoplasty surgical repair of the skin
onychectomy excision of a nail
rhytidectomy excision of wrinkles (facelift)
rhytidoplasty surgical repair of wrinkles
cauterization destruction of tissue with a hot or cold instrument, electric current or caustic stubstance
cryosurgery destruction of tissue by using extreme cold, often using liqued N
debridement removal of contaiminated or dead tissue and foreign matter from an open wound
dermabrasion procedure to remove skin scars with abrasive material such as sandpaper
excision removal by cutting
incision surgical cut or wound produeced by a sharp instrument
incision and drainage I surgical cut made to allow the free flow or withdrawal of fluids from a lesion, wound or cavity
laser surgery procedure using an instrument that emits a high-powered beam of light used to cut, burn, vaporize, or destroy tissue
Mohs surgery technique of microscopically controlled serial excision of skin cancers
suturing to stich edges of a wound surgically
dermatalogist a physician who studies and treats skin
dermatology study of the skin
epidermal pertaining to upon the skin
erythroderma red skin
hypodermic pertaining to under the skin
intradermal pertaining to within the skin
keratogeninc originating in horny tissue
biopsy bx view of life
leukoderma white skin
dermatoautoplasy surgical repair of using one's own skin (autograph)
dermatoheteroplasty surgical repair using skin from others (allograft)
dermatome instrument used to cut the skin
streptococcus berry-shaped (bacteria) in twisted chains
dermatoplasty surgical repair of the skin
subcutaneous pertaining to under the skin
transdermal pertaining to under the skin
ungual pertaining to the nail
xanthoderma yellow skin (jaundice)
onychectomy excision of a nail
adipose fat, fatty
rhytidectomy excision of wrinkles (facelift)
rhytidoplasty surgical repair of wrinkles
allergy hypersensitivity to a substance
cauterization destruction of tissue with a hot or cold instrument, electric current or caustic stubstance
alopecia loss of hair
cryosurgery destruction of tissue by using extreme cold, often using liqued N
cyst a closed sac containing fluid or semisolid material
debridement removal of contaiminated or dead tissue and foreign matter from an open wound
dermabrasion procedure to remove skin scars with abrasive material such as sandpaper
daphoresis profuse sweating
excision removal by cutting
ecchymosis escape of blood into tissues cuasing superficail discoloration (bruise)
edema puffy swelling of tissue from the accumulation of fluid
incision surgical cut or wound produeced by a sharp instrument
emollient agent that softens or soothes the skin
incision and drainage I surgical cut made to allow the free flow or withdrawal of fluids from a lesion, wound or cavity
erythema redness
laser surgery procedure using an instrument that emits a high-powered beam of light used to cut, burn, vaporize, or destroy tissue
Mohs surgery technique of microscopically controlled serial excision of skin cancers
keloid overgrowth of scar tissue
suturing to stich edges of a wound surgically
luekoplakia condition characterized by white spots or patches on mucous membrane, which may be precancerous
dermatalogist a physician who studies and treats skin
macule flat, colored spot on the skin
dermatology study of the skin
nevus circumscribed malformation of the skin usually brown, black, or flesh colored (mole)
epidermal pertaining to upon the skin
erythroderma red skin
hypodermic pertaining to under the skin
pallor paleness
intradermal pertaining to within the skin
papule small, solid skin elevation (pimple)
keratogeninc originating in horny tissue
petechia a pinpoint skin hemorrhage
leukoderma white skin
necrosis abnormal condition of death
pressure ulcer eroded sore ont he skin cuased by prolonged pressure
percutaneous pertaining to through the skin
pruritus severe itching
staphylococcus berry-shaped (bacteria) in grape like clusters
streptococcus berry-shaped (bacteria) in twisted chains
pustlule eleevation of skin containing pus
subcutaneous pertaining to under the skin
verruca circumscribed cutaneous elevation cuased by a virus (wart)
vesicle small elevation of the epidermis contaning liquid (blister)
transdermal pertaining to under the skin
ungual pertaining to the nail
xanthoderma yellow skin (jaundice)
adipose fat, fatty
bx biopsy
allergy hypersensitivity to a substance
alopecia loss of hair
decub pressure ulcer
derm dermatology
I incision and drainage
ID intradermal
cicatrix scar
SqCCA squamous cell carcinoma
cyst a closed sac containing fluid or semisolid material
subcut subcutaneous
cytomegalovirus a herpes-type virus that usually causes disease when the immune system is compromised
daphoresis profuse sweating
ecchymosis escape of blood into tissues cuasing superficail discoloration (bruise)
edema puffy swelling of tissue from the accumulation of fluid
emollient agent that softens or soothes the skin
erythema redness
induration abnormal hard spots
keloid overgrowth of scar tissue
luekoplakia condition characterized by white spots or patches on mucous membrane, which may be precancerous
macule flat, colored spot on the skin
nevus circumscribed malformation of the skin usually brown, black, or flesh colored (mole)
nodule a small knotlike mass that can be felt by touch
pallor paleness
papule small, solid skin elevation (pimple)
petechia a pinpoint skin hemorrhage
pressure ulcer eroded sore ont he skin cuased by prolonged pressure
pruritus severe itching
purpura disorder characterized by hemorrhages into the tissue, giving the skin a purple-red discolorization
pustlule eleevation of skin containing pus
ulcer eroded sore on the skin or mucus membrane
verruca circumscribed cutaneous elevation cuased by a virus (wart)
vesicle small elevation of the epidermis contaning liquid (blister)
wheal transitory, itchy elevation of the skin with a white center and a red surrounding area (hives)
BCC basal cell carcinoma
bx biopsy
CMV cytomegalovirus
decub pressure ulcer
derm dermatology
I incision and drainage
ID intradermal
SLE systemic lupus erythematosus
SqCCA squamous cell carcinoma
subcut subcutaneous
TD transdermal
biopsy bx view of life
dermatoautoplasy surgical repair of using one's own skin (autograph)
dermatoheteroplasty surgical repair using skin from others (allograft)
dermatome instrument used to cut the skin
dermatoplasty surgical repair of the skin
onychectomy excision of a nail
rhytidectomy excision of wrinkles (facelift)
rhytidoplasty surgical repair of wrinkles
cauterization destruction of tissue with a hot or cold instrument, electric current or caustic stubstance
cryosurgery destruction of tissue by using extreme cold, often using liqued N
debridement removal of contaiminated or dead tissue and foreign matter from an open wound
dermabrasion procedure to remove skin scars with abrasive material such as sandpaper
excision removal by cutting
incision surgical cut or wound produeced by a sharp instrument
incision and drainage I surgical cut made to allow the free flow or withdrawal of fluids from a lesion, wound or cavity
laser surgery procedure using an instrument that emits a high-powered beam of light used to cut, burn, vaporize, or destroy tissue
Mohs surgery technique of microscopically controlled serial excision of skin cancers
suturing to stich edges of a wound surgically
dermatalogist a physician who studies and treats skin
dermatology study of the skin
epidermal pertaining to upon the skin
erythroderma red skin
hypodermic pertaining to under the skin
intradermal pertaining to within the skin
keratogeninc originating in horny tissue
leukoderma white skin
necrosis abnormal condition of death
percutaneous pertaining to through the skin
staphylococcus berry-shaped (bacteria) in grape like clusters
streptococcus berry-shaped (bacteria) in twisted chains
subcutaneous pertaining to under the skin
transdermal pertaining to under the skin
ungual pertaining to the nail
xanthoderma yellow skin (jaundice)
adipose fat, fatty
allergy hypersensitivity to a substance
alopecia loss of hair
cicatrix scar
cyst a closed sac containing fluid or semisolid material
cytomegalovirus a herpes-type virus that usually causes disease when the immune system is compromised
daphoresis profuse sweating
ecchymosis escape of blood into tissues cuasing superficail discoloration (bruise)
edema puffy swelling of tissue from the accumulation of fluid
emollient agent that softens or soothes the skin
erythema redness
induration abnormal hard spots
keloid overgrowth of scar tissue
luekoplakia condition characterized by white spots or patches on mucous membrane, which may be precancerous
macule flat, colored spot on the skin
nevus circumscribed malformation of the skin usually brown, black, or flesh colored (mole)
nodule a small knotlike mass that can be felt by touch
pallor paleness
papule small, solid skin elevation (pimple)
petechia a pinpoint skin hemorrhage
pressure ulcer eroded sore ont he skin cuased by prolonged pressure
pruritus severe itching
purpura disorder characterized by hemorrhages into the tissue, giving the skin a purple-red discolorization
pustlule eleevation of skin containing pus
ulcer eroded sore on the skin or mucus membrane
verruca circumscribed cutaneous elevation cuased by a virus (wart)
vesicle small elevation of the epidermis contaning liquid (blister)
wheal transitory, itchy elevation of the skin with a white center and a red surrounding area (hives)
BCC basal cell carcinoma
bx biopsy
CMV cytomegalovirus
decub pressure ulcer
derm dermatology
I incision and drainage
ID intradermal
SLE systemic lupus erythematosus
SqCCA squamous cell carcinoma
subcut subcutaneous
TD transdermal
Created by: bmurphy51