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LOM Ch 16 Vocab

Pathology and Misc

crust collection of dried serum and cellular debris
cyst thick walled, closed sac or pouch containing fluid or semisolid matter
erosion wearing away
fissure crack-like sore
macule flat lesion
nodule solid, round or oval elevation lesion
papule small solid elevation of the skin
polyp growth extending from the surface of mucous membrane
pustule papule containing pus
ulcer open sore on skin or mucous membrane (deeper than an erosion)
vesicle small collection of clear fluid; blister
wheal smooth swollen papule redder or paler than surrounding skin
alopecia absence of hair from area of normal growth
echymosis bruise
petechia, petechiae small pinpoint hemorrhages
pruritus ithcing
uricaria hives
acne chronic eruption of skin with increased production of sebum
cellulitis diffuse, acute infection of the skin marked by local heat, redness, pain and swelling
eczema inflammatory skin disease
gangrene death of tissue
impetigo bacterial skin disease - vesicles, pustules, and crusted lesions
psoriasis chronic recurrent dermatosis with itchy, scaly, red place with silvery gray scales
scabies contagious parasitic infection - intense pruritus
scleroderma chronic progressive disease of skin and internal organs with hardening and shrinking of connective tissue
tinea infection of skin caused by fungus
vitiligo loss of pigment
callus incresed growth of cell in keratin layer of epidermis caused by pressure or friction
keloid thickened scar
keratosis thickened and rough lesion associated with aging or skin damage
leukoplakia white patches on mucous membrane or tongue
nevus, nevie pigmented lesion of skin
verruca viral epidermal growth (wart)
basal cell carcinoma malignant tumor of the basal cell layer of epidermis
squamous cell carcinoma malignant tumor of the squamous epithelial cells in the epidermis
malignant melanoma cancerous growth composed of melanocytes
Kaposi sarcoma malignant, vascular, neoplastic growth
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