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expectorate

to cough up

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hemoptysis

coughing up blood

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epistaxis

nose bleed

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diathesis

a tendency to suffer from a particular medical condition. For example, a bleeding diathesis is an unusually susceptibility (tendency) to bleeding (hemorrhage), usually due to hypocoaguability.

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excoriations

a scratch or abrasion of the skin

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Another name for LPS

endotoxin

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diaphoresis

sweating

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suppurative

producing, or causing the production of, pus

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purulent

consisting of, containing, or discharging pus

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abscess

a localized collection of pus

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bulla

a large, fluid-filled blister >1 cm in diameter. It can be a single compartment, or be multiloculated (having many small cavities or cells). The adjective is 'bullous'.

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ecchymoses

bruises

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dermatosis

another name for skin disease

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erythema

the name given to red skin due to increased blood supply. May be applied to any red-colored dermatosis.

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follicular

follicular distribution of a dermatosis refers to individual lesions that arise from hair follicles, i.e., acne. These may be grouped into confluent plaques.

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herpetiform

a herpetiform eruption means it looks like a herpes infection, with grouped umbilicated vesicles.

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hyperplasia

the enlargement of a tissue due to an increase in cell numbers

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hypopigmentation

refers to skin that is paler than normal

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indolent

causing little or no pain

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enophthalmos

A posterior displacement of the eye within the orbit. Horners syndrome can produce an apparent enopthalmos due to ptosis

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hyperemia

increase in blood flow (to a tissue or organ) that is associated with increased metabolic activity of the tissue or organ