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Alopecia
Partial or complete hair loss. Result from: Aging, reaction to medication as anticancer medications or endocrine disorder, or some skin disease.
Cellulitis
A diffuse, acute infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, characterized by localized heat, deep redness, pain, and swelling.
Cerumen
Ear wax.
Contusion
An injury to a part of the body without a break in the skin.
Curettage
Process of scraping material from the wall of a cavity or other surface for the purpose of removing abnormal tissue or unwanted material.
Cyanosis
A condition of a bluish discoloration of the skin.
Cryosurgery
A noninvasive treatment that uses subfreezing temperature to freeze and destroy the tissue. Coolants such as liquid nitrogen are used in the metal probe.
Dermatitis
Inflammation of the skin.
Dermatologist
A physician who specializes in the treatment of diseases and disorders of the skin.
Dermatology
The study of the skin.
Diaphoresis
Secretion of sweat.
Ecchymosis/Bruise
A bluish-black discoloration of an area of the skin or mucous membrane caused by an escape of blood into the tissue as a result of injury to the area.
Erythema/Erythroderma
An abnormal increase in the # of red blood cells; polycythemia vein.
Exfoliation
Peeling or sloughing off of tissue cells, as in peeling of the skin after a severe sunburn.
Hermangioma
A benign tumor that consists of a mass of blood vessels and has a reddish-purple color.
Hirsutism
Excessive body hair in an adult male distribution pattern, occuring in women.
Histamine
A substance found in cells, that is released by allergic, inflammatory reactions.
Hydrocele
A collection of fluid located in the area of the scrotal sac in the male.
Ichthyosis
An inherited dermatological condition in which the skin is dry, hyperkeratotic (hardened), and fissured, resembling fish scales.
Keratin
A hard fibrous protein that is found in the epidermis, hair, nails, enamel of the teeth, and horns in animals.
Lesion
Any visible damage to the tissue of the skin, such as a wound, sore, rash, or boil.
Onychophagia
The habit of biting the nails.
Pachyderma
Abnormal thickening of the skin.
Paronchia
Inflammation of the fold of skin surrounding the fingernails; also called run-around.
Petechia
Small, pinpoint hermorrhages of the skin.
Pruritus
Itching.
Purpura
A group of bleeding disorders characterized by bleeding into the skin and mucuous membranes; small, pinpoint hemorrhages.
Sebaceous Cyst
A cyst filled with a cheesy material composed of sebum and epithelial debris that has formed in the duct of a sebacceous gland.
Seborrhea
Excessive secretion of sebum, resulting in excessive oiliness or dry scales.
xeroderma
A chronic skin condition characterized by roughness and dryness.