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Med Term Review LN 3

Lesson 3 - Integumentary System & Colors

Medical TermDefinition
acr/o/cyan/osis abnormal condition of blue of the extremities
acr/o/dermat/itis inflammation of the skin of the extremities
cutane/ous pertaining to the skin
cyan/osis abnormal condition of blue
derm/al pertaining to the skin
dermat/itis inflammation of the skin
dermat/o/logist specialist (physician) who studies & treats diseases of the skin
dermat/o/logy study of the skin
dermat/o/pathy disease of the skin
epi/derm/al pertaining to upon the skin
erythr/o/cyte red (blood) cell (RBC)
erythr/o/derma red skin
hypo/derm/ic pertaining to under the skin
intra/derm/al pertaining to within the skin
leuk/o/cyte white (blood) cell (WBC)
leuk/o/derma white skin
melan/o/derma black skin
melan/oma black tumor
onych/o/myc/osis abnormal condition of fungus in the nail
onych/osis abnormal condition of the nail
onych/o/tomy incision into the nail
per/cutane/ous pertaining to through the skin
sub/cutane/ous pertaining to under the skin
xanth/o/derma yellow skin
xanth/osis abnormal condition of yellow
abscess localized collection of pus
basal cell carcinoma (BCC) tumor arising from the outer layer of the skin
biopsy (Bx) removal of living tissue to be viewed under a microscope
edema puffy swelling of tissue from the accumulation of fluid
laceration torn, ragged-edged wound
lesion any visible change in tissue resulting from injury or disease
pressure ulcer (decub) eroded sore on the skin caused by prolonged pressure
shingles development of painful inflamed blisters that follow the nerve routes
squamous cell carcinoma (SqCCA) a malignant growth that developsfrom scalelike epithelial tissue
staphylococcus (staph) bacterium that grows in a pattern resembling grapelike clusters
streptococcus (strep) bacterium that grows in a pattern resembling twisted chains
red (blood) cell RBC
white (blood) cell WBC
tumor arising from the outer layer of skin BCC (basal cell carcinoma)
removal of living tissue to be viewed under a microscope Bx (biopsy)
eroded sore on the skin caused by prolonged pressure decub (pressure ulcer)
a malignant growth that develops from scalelike epithelial tissue SqCCA (squamous cell carcinoma)
bacteria that grows in a pattern resembling grapelike clusters staph (staphylococcus)
bacteria that grows in a pattern resembling twisted chains strep (streptococcus)
Created by: srussel