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The integumentary system

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Medical name
Medical Term
albino   deficient of pigment (melanin)  
aprocrine sweat gland   exocrine gland in axilla & genital area  
basal layer   deepest region of epidermis  
collagen   structural protein in skin & connestice tissue  
lipocyte   a fat cell  
cuticle   epidermis at base &side of nail plate  
epidermis   outermost layer of skin  
epithelium   layer of skin cell on inner & outer surface of body  
hair follicle   sac within that hair follicle grows  
keratin   hard protein, epidermis, hair & nails  
lunula   half moon at nail base  
melanin   pigment that gives skin its color  
paronychium   soft tissue surrounding the nail border  
pore   tiny opening on the surface of skin  
subaceous gland   oil-secreting gland in the dermis,associated with hair folicle  
stratified   arranged in layers  
sebum   oily substance secreted by subaceous glands  
squamus epithelium   flat, scale like cells composing epidermis  
stratum   a layer of cells  
stratum corneum   outer most layer of epidermis  
crust   collection of dried serum (scab)  
cyst   sac or pouch containing fluid  
erosion   wearing away or loss of epidermis  
fissure   groove or crack like sore  
macule   discolored flat lesion (freckles, tattoo or flat mole)  
nodule   solid elevated lesion (tumor)  
papule   small elevation of the skin (pimple)  
polyp   mushroom like growth  
Pustule   small elevation of the skin containing pus  
ulcer   open sore on skin or mucous membrane  
decubitus ulcer   bedsore  
wheal   smooth slightly elevated edema  
alopecia   baldness  
alopecia areata   patches of hair fall out  
pruritus   itching  
Petechia   small pinpoint hemmorrage  
ecchymosis   bluish black mark on skin  
purpura   merging ecchymoses & petechiaeon on body  
urticaria   hives  
acne   papular & pustular eruption of the skin  


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