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Chapter 12 test MT

Medical Terminology chapter 12

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1. What is the medical term for a wart? Verrucae.
2. What skin growth hangs from a fine stalk? Skin Tags.
3. This is also known as itching and is called? Pruritus.
4. This is also known as hives and is called? Uriticaria.
5. This is also known as a blister and is called? Vesicle.
6. What does abscess mean? Is a closed pocket containing pus that is caused by bacterial infection..
7. What does Debridement mean? .Is the removal of dirt, foreign objects, damaged tissue, and cellular debris from a wound to prevent infection and to promote healing.
8. What is the name of the tissue that normally forms during the healing of a wound? Granulation tissue.
9. What does botox mean? .Is a formulation of botulinum toxin type A . This is the neurotoxin that is responsible for the form of food poisoning known as botulism
10. This is a condition of excessive sweating in one area or the whole body and is called? Hyperhidrosis.
11. What is vitiligo mean? Is a skin condition resulting from the destruction of the melanocytes due to unknown causes. It is characterized by irregular patches of white skin. Hair growing in the effect area is also white.
12. What is cryosurgery? Is the destruction or elimination of abnormal tissue cells, such as warts or tumors,through the application of extreme cold.
13. What is the half mooned shaped white region of the nail root called? Lunula
14. What is macule? Also known as macula, is a discolored ,flat spot that is less than 1 cm in diameter. Freckles or flat moles are examples.
15. What is furuncles? Also known as boils, are large and tender swollen areas caused by a staphlococal infection around hair follicles or sebaceous glands.
16. What would I call an abnormal sac that contains fluid or semisolid material? Is an abnormal sac containing gas, fluid, or semisolid material.
17. What do I call a common skin disorder with flare ups, with red patches, covered with silverly scales? Psoriasis
18. This condition is often indication of iron deficiency enemia and is called? Koilonychia
19. What is gangrene? Where tissue necrosis is most commonly caused by a loss of circulation to the affected tissues. The tissue is followed by bacterial invasion that causes putrefaction, and if this infection enters the blood stream, it can be fatal.
20. What does malignant melanoma mean? Also known as melanoma,is a type of skin cancer that occurs in melanocytes. First signs are changes in size,shape or color of a mole.
21. This is an auto immune disorder characterized by red scaly rashes on the face and upper trunk and is called? Lupus Erythematosus
22. What is dermatoplasty? Also known as a skin graft,is the replacement of damaged skin with healthy tissue taken from a donor sight on the patients body.
23. What would I use to describe a torn or jagged wound? Laceration
Created by: cwhitel