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Flashcards in Integumentary System- General Symptomatic Terms Deck (15):
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Baldness; natural or unnatural deficiency of hair

Alopecia

2

A plug of sebum (oil) in the opening of the hair follicle

Comedo

3

Below the skin surface with a white center

Closed comedo

4

Open to the skin surface with a black center caused by the presence of melanin exposed to air

Open comedo

5

Appearance of a skin lesion

Eruption

6

Redness of skin

Erythema

7

Severe itching

Pruritus

8

a general term for skin eruption, most often associated with communicable disease

Rash

9

Skin color due to the presence of melanin

Skin pigmentation

10

Loss of melanin pigment in the skin

Depigmentation

11

Areas of the skin lacking color due to deficient amounts of melanin

Hypopigmentation

12

Darkened areas of skin caused by extensive amounts of melanin

Hyperpigmentation

13

Production of purpulent matter (pus)

Suppuration

14

Hives; an eruption of wheals on the skin accompanied by an itch

Urticaria

15

Dry Skin

Xeroderma