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Flashcards in Ch. 16 Skin Deck (31):
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xer/o

dry

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xanth/o

yellow

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trich/o

hair

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thythid/o

wrinkle

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squam/o

scale like

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melan/o

black

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myc/o

fungus

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hidr/o

sweat

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caus/o

burn, burning

10

skin biopsy

punch and shave to remove for exam in path lab

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skin test

test reaction of body to allergen

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cryosurgery

destroy tissue with subzero temps

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curettage

scrape lesion with sharp curet

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electrodesiccation

destroy tissue by burning with electric spark

15

callus

an increased growth of cells in keratin layer due to friction

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keloid

hypertrophied thickened scar

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vitiligo

loss of pigment in areas of skin

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tinea

infection of the skin caused by fungus

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SLE

an inflammatory disease of collagen in the skin, joints and internal organs

20

hives

an acute allergic reaction

21

impetigo

contagious pyoderma caused by staph or strep

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psoriasis

chronic recurrent silver gray scales that itch

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scabies

parasitic and infectious pruritus

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scleroderma

chronic and progressive disease of hardening of the connective tissue

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cellulitis

diffuse acute infection of the skin

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Eczema

inflammation of the skin

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gangrene

the death of tissue with loss of blood supply

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petechia

small pinpoint hemorrhage

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alopecia

absence of hair where it normally grows

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sebum

oily substance secreted by sebaceous glands

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glands of the skin

subaceous and sweat