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epi-
on, upon,over
intra-
within
para-
beside, beyond,around
per-
through
sub-
under,below
epidermis
outer layer of skin
keratin
horny, or cornified, layer composed of protein. It is contained in the hair,skin,and nails.
melanin
color, or pigmentation of the skin
dermis
inner layer of skin (true skin)
sudoriferous(sweat)glands
tiny, coiled, tubular structures that emerge through pores on the skin's surface & secrete sweat.
sebaceous glands
secrete sebum(oil) into the hair follicles where the hair shafts pass through the dermis
hair
compressed, keratinized cells that arise from hair follicles
nails
originate in the epidermis. The white area at the base of the nail is called the lunula, or moon.
dermatitis
inflammation of the skin
dermatoconiosis
abnormal condition of the skin caused by dust
dermatofibroma
fibrous tumor of the skin
hidradenitis
inflammation of a sweat gland
leiodermia
condition of smooth skin
onychocryptosis
abnormal condition of a hidden nail (ingrown nail)
onychomalacia
softening of the nails
onychomycosis
abnormal condition of a fungus in the nails
onychophagia
eating the nails (nail biting)
pachyderma
thickening of the skin
paronychia
diseased state around the nail
seborrhea
excessive discharge of sebum (oil)
trichomycosis
abnormal condition of a fungus in the hair
xeroderma
dry skin
contusion
injury w/no break in the skin, characterized by pain, swelling, & discoloration (bruise)
eczema
noninfectious, inflammatory skin disease characterized by redness, blisters, scabs,and itching
fissure
slit or cracklike sore in the skin
furuncle
painful skin node caused by staphylococcal bacteria in a hair follicle (boil)
gangrene
death of tissue caused by loss of blood supply followed by bacterial invasion
herpes
inflammatory skin disease caused by herpes virus characterized by small blisters in clusters
impetigo
superficial skin infection characterized by pustules & caused by either staph or strept
Kaposi sarcoma
a cancerous condition starting as purple or brown papules on the lower extremities that spreads through the skin to the lymph nodes & internal organs (aids)
laceration
torn, ragged-edged wound
lesion
any visible change in tissue resulting from injury or disease. A broad term that includes sores, wounds,ulcers, and tumors
pediculosis
invasion into the skin & hair by lice
psoriasis
chronic skin condition producing red lesions covered w/silvery scales
scabies
skin infection caused by the itch mite, characterized by papule eruptions. (severe itching)
scleroderma
a desease characterized by chronic hardening(induration) of the connective tissue of the skin & other body organs
shingles
development of painful, inflamed blisters that follow the nerve routes. (herpes zoster)
squammous cell carcinoma
(SqCCa)
a malignant growth that develops from scale-like epithelial tissue. A firm, red painless bump. Most frequent cause is chronic exposure to sunlight
systemic lupus erythematosus
(SLE)
a chronic inflammatory disease involving the skin, joints, kidneys, and nervous system.
tinea
fungus infection of the skin (ringworm)
urticaria
an itching skin eruption composed of wheals of varying size & shape. Usually related to an allergy. (hives)
biopsy
view of life
dermatoautoplasty
surgical repair using one's own skin (skin graft)
dermatoheteroplasty
surgical repair using skin form others (skin graft)
dermatoplasty
surgical repair of the skin
onychectomy
excision of a nail
rhytidectomy
excision of wrinkles (facelift)
rhytidoplasty
surgical repair of wrinkles
dermatologist
a physician who studies & treats skin (diseases)
dermatology
study of the skin
dermatome
instrument used to cut skin
epidermal
pertaining to upon the skin
erythroderma
red skin
hypodermic
pertaining to under the skin
intradermal
pertaining to within the skin