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Flashcards in Integumentary System Deck (47):
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adip/p, lip/o, steat/o

fat

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cutane/o, dermat/o, derm/o

skin

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hidr/o, sudor/o

sweat

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ichthy/o

dry, scaly

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kerat/o

hard; horny tissue, cornea

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melan/o

black

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myc/o

fungus (fungi)

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onych/o, ungu/o

nail

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pil/o, trich/o

hair

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scler/o

hardening; sclera (white of eye)

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seb/o

sebum, sebaceous

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squam/o

scale

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xen/o

foreign, strange

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xer/o

dry

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-cyte

cell

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-derma

skin

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-logist

specialist in the study of

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-logy

study of

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-therapy

treatment

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abscess

localized collection of pus at the site of infection

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acne

inflammatory disease of the sebaceous glands and hair follicles of the skin

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alopecia

partial or complete loss of hair

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bowen disease

form of intraepidermal carcinoma (red-brown scaly or crusted lesions that resemble a patch of psoriasis or dermatitis)

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cellulitis

diffuse (widespread), acute infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissue

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chloasma

pigmentary skin discoloration usually occurring in yellowish brown patches or spots

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comedo

typical small skin lesion of acne vulgaris caused by accumulation of keratin, bacteria, and dried sebum

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dermatomycosis

infection of the skin caused by fungi

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ecchymosis

skin discoloration consisting of a large; irregularly formed hemorrhagic area with colors changing from blue-black to greenish brown or yellow

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eczema

chronic inflammatory skin condition that is characterized by erythema, papules, vesicles,

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erythema

redness of the skin caused by the swelling of capillaries

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eschar

dead matter that is sloughed off from the surface of the skin (after a burn)

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impetigo

bacterial skin infection characterized by isolated pustules that become crusted and rupture

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keratosis

thickened area of the epidermis or any horny growth on the skin

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lentigo

small brown macules, especially on the face and arms, brought on by sun exposure

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pallor

unnatural paleness or absence of color in the skin

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pediculosis

infestation with lice

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petechia

minute, pinpoint hemorrhage under the skin

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pressure ulcer

inflammation, sore, or skin deterioration caused by prolonged pressure from lying in one position that prevents blood flow to the tissues

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pruritus

intense itching

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psoriasis

chronic skin disease characterized by circumscribed red patches covered by thick, dry, silvery, adherent scales and caused by excessive development of the basal layer of the epidermis

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purpura

Any of several bleeding disorders characterized by hemorrhage into the tissues, particularly beneath the skin or mucous membranes

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scabies

contagious skin disease transmitted by the itch mite (sexual contact)

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tinea

fungal skin infection whose name commonly indicates the body part affected; also called ringworm

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urticaria

allergic reaction of the skin characterized by the eruption of pale red elevated patched called wheals or hives

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verruca

epidermal growth caused by a virus; also known as warts

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vitiligo

localized loss of skin pigmentation characterized by milk-white patches

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