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Define epidermis

above the dermis

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Define erythroderma

redness of the skin

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Define leukoderma

lack of pigmentation of the skin showing up as white patches; vitiligo

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Define pyoderma

any pus-producing disease of the skin

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Define sclerderma

abnormal thickening of the dermis, usually starting in the hands and feet

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Define xeroderma

dry skin of a chronic nature

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Define adenoma

tumor of a gland

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Define carcinoma

malignant tumor of epithelial cells

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Define basal cell carcinoma

a malignant tumor that is the most common and least harmful types of skin cancer usually caused by overexposure to the sun

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Define squamous cell carcinoma

a malignant tumor that is more harmful and has a faster growing rate and tendency to metastasize to other body systems

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Define hemangioma

a common, benign tumor of blood vessels (aka birthmarks or nevi)

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Define melanoma

tumor arising from the melanocytes; usually malignant

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Define Mohs' surgery

the tumor is removed in thin horizontal layers under microscopic examination. successive layers are removed until microscopic examination reveals no more cancerous cells

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Define papilloma

benign epithelial tumor

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Define cryotherapy

destruction of tissue by freezing with liquid nitrogen

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Define laser therapy

an intense beam of light is used to remove unwanted tissue

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Define radiotherapy

use of x-rays and radiation to treat cancer

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What is the medical term for: above the dermis?

epidermis

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What is the medical term for: redness of the skin?

erythroderma

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What is the medical term for: lack of pigmentation of the skin showing up as white patches; vitiligo?

leukoderma

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What is the medical term for: any pus-producing disease of the skin?

pyoderma

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What is the medical term for: abnormal thickening of the dermis, usually starting in the hands and feet?

scleroderma

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What is the medical term for dry skin of a chronic nature?

xeroderma

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What is the medical term for tumor of a gland?

adenoma

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What is the medical term for malignant tumor of epithelial cells?

carcinoma

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What is the medical term for a malignant tumor that is the most common and least harmful types of skin cancer usually caused by overexposure to the sun?

basal cell carcinoma

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What is the medical term for a malignant tumor that is more harmful and has a faster growing rate and tendency to metastasize to other body systems?

squamous cell carcinoma

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What is the medical term for a common, benign tumor of blood vessels. Also known as birthmarks or nevi?

hemangioma

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What is the medical term for tumor arising from the melanocytes, usually malgnant?

melanoma

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What is the medical term for the tumor is removed in thin horizontal layers under microscopic examination. successive layers are removed until microscopic examination reveals no more cancerous cells?

Mohs' surgery

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What is the medical term for benign epithelial tumor?

papilloma

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What is the medical term for destruction of tumor by freezing with liquid nitrogen?

cryotherapy

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What is the medical term for an intense beam of light is used to remove unwanted tissue?

laser therapy

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What is the medical term for use of x-rays and radiation to treat cancer?

radiotherapy

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