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Exam 16: Terms used to describe the skin

Quiz yourself by thinking what should be in each of the black spaces below before clicking on it to display the answer.

Atheroma   a fatty plaque.  
Bleb   a blister filled with fluid.  
Cyst   a sac or capsule containing fluid or semi-solid material.  
Excoriation   an abrasion of the outer layer of the skin.  
Exfoliated cells   dead cells shed from the skin, mucous membranes, or bone  
Exudate   fluid, usually containing pus or bacteria.  
Fissure   a groove, crack or slit.  
Hyperplasia   extra growth of normal tissue.  
Petechiae   thin hemorrhagic spots on the skin.  


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