Flashcards in Integumentary System Deck (67)
Alopecia areata is a condition that causes round patches of hair loss. It can lead to total hair loss
A condition in which a person produces little or no sweat
is the use of a curette (French, meaning scoop) to remove tissue by scraping or scooping.
removal of dead, damaged, or infected tissue to improve the healing potential of the remaining healthy tissue.
Inflammation, ulcer, or sore in the skin over a bony prominence
Transplant of living skin to correct effects of injury, operation, or disease
Nonraised skin discoloration caused by the escape of blood into the tissues from ruptured blood vessels. Ecchymoses can occur in mucous membranes (for example, in the mouth).
Superficial inflammation of the skin, characterized by vesicles, weeping, and pruritus
Surgical incision into necrotic tissue resulting from a sever burn
Inflammation of the hair follicles, which may be superficial or deep, acute or chronic.
Collection of extravasated blood trapped in the tissues and palpable to the examiner, such as the ear
herpes simplex virus (HSV)
Viral infection characterized by clusters of small vesicles filled with clear fluid on raised inflammatory bases on the skin or mucosa
Abnormal condition of excessive hair amongst the body
Route of injection into the fat layer beneath the skin
An agent that dissolves or breaks down the outer layer of skin
Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer
Abnormal condition of hidden (ingrown) nail.
Abnormal condition of nail fungus aka tinea unguium
Infection of the skin beside the nail