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inflammation of the skin
dermatitis
abnormal condition of the skin caused by dust
dermatoconiosis
fibrous tumor of the skin
dermatofibroma
inflammation of a sweat gland
hidradenitis
condition of smooth skin
leiodermia
abnormal condition of a hidden nail (ingrown nail)
onychocryptosis
softening of the nails
onychomalacia
abnormal condition of a fungus in the nails
onychomycosis
eating of the nails (nail biting)
onychophagia
thickening of the skin
pachyderma
diseased state around the nail
paronychia
excessive discharge of sebum
seborrhea
abnormal condition of a fungus in the hair
trichomycosis
dry skin
xeroderma
view of life (the removal of living tissue from the body to be viewed under the microscope)
biopsy
surgical repair using one's own skin (for the skin graft - autograft)
dermatoautoplasty
surgical repair using skin from others (for the skin graft - allograft)
dermatoheteroplasty
surgical repair of the skin
dermatoplasty
onychectomy
excision of a nail
excision of wrinkles (facelift)
rhytidectomy
surgical repair of wrinkles
rhytidoplasty
a physician who studies and treats skin (diseases)
dermatologist
study of the skin
dermatology
instrument used to cut the skin
dermatome
pertaining to upon the skin
epidermal
red skin (abnormal redness of the skin)
erythroderma
pertaining to under the skin
hypodermic
pertaining to within the skin
intradermal
originating in a horny tissue
keratogenic
white skin (less color than normal)
leukoderma
abnormal condition of death (cells and tissue die because of disease)
necrosis
pertaining to through the skin
percutaneous
berry-shaped (bacteria) in grape-like clusters
staphylococcus
berry-shaped (bacteria) in twisted chains
streptococcus
pertaining to under the skin
subcutaneous
pertaining to the nail
ungual
yellow skin (also called jaundice)
xanthoderma
fat, fatty
adipose
an individual with pigment deficiency in the eyes, hair, and skin
albino
hypersensitivity to a substance
allergy
loss of hair
alopecia
scar
cicatrix
a herpes-type virus that usually causes diseases when the immune system is compromised
cytomegalovirus (CMV)
removal of contaminated or dead tissue and foreign matter from an open wound
debridement
bedsore; an open area of skin caused by pressure or irritation
decubitus ulcer
procedure to remove skin scars with abrasive material, such as sandpaper
dermabrasion
profuse sweating
diaphoresis
to scatter over a considerable area
disseminate
escape of blood into the tissues, causing superficial discoloration; a "black and blue" mark
ecchymosis
puffy swelling of tissue from the accumulation of fluid
edema
agent that softens or soothes the skin
emollient
redness
erythema
abnormal hard spot(s)
induration
condition characterized by a yellow tinge to the skin (xanthoderma)
jaundice
overgrowth of scar tissue
keloid
condition characterized by white spots or patches on mucous memberane, which may be precancerous
leukoplakia
flat, colored spot on the skin
macule
circumscribed pigmented area present at birth; mole, birthmark
nevus
paleness
pallor
small, solid skin elevation (pimple)
papule
pinpoint skin hemorrhages
petechia
severe itching
pruritus
disorder characterized by hemorrhages into the tissue, giving the skin a purple-red discoloration
purpura
elevation of skin containing pus
pustule
eroded sore on the skin or mucous membrane
ulcer
circumscribed cutaneous elevation caused by a virus; wart
verruca
small elevation of the epidermis containing liquid (blister)
vesicle
an infectious agent
virus
transitory, round, itchy elevation of the skin with a white center and a red surrounding area; a wheal is an individual urticaria lesion
wheal