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one who specializes in the study or treatment of skin
dermatologist
resembling fish
ichthyoid
breakdown or dissolution of nail
onycholysis
pertaining to nourishment of development of tissue
histotrophic
condition of painful, difficult, or faulty formation
dysplasia
condition of excessive hard
hyperkeratosis
condition of white hair
leukotrichia
study of fungus
mycology
pertaining to upon the skin
epidermal
fat tumor
lipoma
pertaining to below/under the skin
subcutaneous
condition of without sweat
anhidrosis
study of tissue disease
histopathology
condition of alongside the nail
paronychia
condition or increase of fat
adiposis
pertaining to scale
squamous
red / skin / inflammation
erythrodermatitis
process of down scale
desquamation
pertaining to tissue poison
histotoxic
black cell
melanocyte
condition or increase of dry
xerosis
pertaining to purple
purpuric
discharge of sebum
seborrhea
yellow tumor
xanthoma
condition of without fat
asteatosis
black tumor
melanoma
pertaining to below the skin
hypodermic
bright-red, round blood vessel tumor
cherry angioma
scratch mark on the skin
excoriation
type of microscopic study of fresh tissue
frozen section
whitehead
closed comedo
a drug that relieves itching
antipruritic
condition of fungus of the fingernail or toenail
onychomycosis
removal of an entire lesion for microscopic examination
excisional biopsy
transfer of skin to a new position in the body of the same person
autograft
method of eliminating a dilated blood vessel tumor of the skin by injection of a hardening solution
sclerotherapy
darkened areas of the skin caused by excessive amounts of melanin
hyperpigmentation
fat
steat/o
black
melan/o
fungus
myc/o
nail
onych/o
red
erythr/o
hair
trich/o
dry
xer/o
oil
seb/o
death of tissue associated with a loss of blood supply as result of trauma/ inflammation/infection
gangrene
severe itching
pruritus
skin infection consisting of a cluster of furuncles
carbuncle
baldness
alopecia
use of a spoon-like instrument to scrape tissue (debridement of wound)
curettage
inflammation of the sebaceous glands and hair follicles- evidenced by comedones, pustules, nodules
acne
chronic, recurrent skin disease marked by silver-gray scales covering red patches on the skin
psoriasis
acute inflammation of the subcutaneous tissue as a result of bacterial invasion through a break in the skin
cellulitis
mole
nevus
black and blue mark
ecchymosis
blackhead
comedo
boil
furuncle
crabs
pediculosis pubis
cradle cap
seborrheic dermatitis
head lice
pediculosis capitis
hives
urticaria
scar
cicatrix
wart
verruca
white skin
leukoderma
yellow skin
xanthoderma
dry skin
xeroderma
red skin
erythroderma
hard skin
scleroderma
German measles
rubella
chickenpox
varicella
14-day measles
rubeola
small blister
vesicle
pus-filled sac
pustule
solid mass on skin less than .5cm diameter
papule
large blister
bulla
solid mass greater than 1cm that extends into the epidermis
nodule
area of localized skin edema, such as a hive
wheal
tiny, flat discolored spot on the skin, up to 1cm diameter
macule
solid mass larger than 1-2cm diameter
tumor
large, flat discolored area on the skin, larger than 1cm diameter
patch
solid mass greater than 1cm limited to the skin's surface
plaque
a contagious disease caused by a parasite (mite) that invades the skin, causing intense itch, between fingers
scabies
destruction of tissue by freezing- application of extremely cold chemical
cryosurgery
a tiny, red blood vessel lesion formed by the dilation of a group of blood vessels radiating from arteriole
telangiectasia
a group of fungal skin diseases (word is latin for a grub, a gnawing worm)
tinea
a graft transfer from one animal species to one of another
heterograft (xenograft)
localized thickening of the skin caused by excessive exposure to sunlight
actinic keratoses
treatment of neoplastic disease- ionizing radiation to deter proliferation of malignant cells
radiation therapy
spot, a reddish-brown, minute hemorrhagic spot on the skin indicates a bleeding tendency- small purpura
petechia
donor transfer between individiuals of the same species (human to human)
homograft
light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation, direct high freq. of light into beam- cuts body
laser
technique for restoring wrinkled, scarred, blemished skin by acid solution to peel away layers
chemosurgery
use of electric currents to destroy tissue
electrosurgery
an inflammation of the skin characterized by redness, pruritis (itching), and various lesions
dermatitis (eczema)
another name for chemosurgery
chemical peel
purpuric lesion
petechia
another name for dermatitis
eczema
another word for heterograft
xenograft
intense light
laser
goal of electrosurgery
desiccation
telangiectasia also known as
spider angioma
another word for actinic keratoses
solar keratoses
another word for homograft
allograft
a form of cancer treatment
radiation therapy
a form of freezing treatment
cryosurgery
result of mycosis
tinea
caused by mites
scabies
use of short, high-frequency, electric currents to destroy tissue by drying- touches skin
electrodesiccation
use of long, high-frequency, electric sparks to destroy tissue- does not touch skin
fulguration
localized thickening of the skin caused by excessive exposure to sunlight
actinic keratoses
benign, wart-like lesions seen especially on elderly skin
seborrheic keratoses
condition caused by the destruction of melanin that results in the appearance of white patches on the skin
vitiligo
a hereditary condition characterized by a partial or total lack of melanin pigment
albinism
scar, mark left by the healing of a sore or wound showing the replacement of destryoed tissue by fibrous
cicatrix
an abnormal overgrowth of scar tissue that is thick and irregular
keloid
any disorder of the skin
dermatosis
inflammation of the skin
dermatitis
removal of a selected portion of a lesion for microscopic pathological analysis
incisional biopsy
removal of an entire lesion for analysis
excisional biopsy
graft transfer from one animal species to one of another species
heterograft
donor transfer between individuals of the same species
allograft
below the skin surface with a white center
closed comedo
open to the skin surface with a black center caused by the presence of melanin exposed to air
open comedo
lupus limited to the skin, characteristic rash on face, neck, scalp
cutaneous lupus
more severe form of lupus involving the skin, joints, vital organs
systemic lupus erythematosus
mole with precancerous changes
dysplastic nevus
cancerous tumor composed of melanocytes, most developed from a pigmented nevus over time
malignant melanoma
highly contagious bacterial skin inflammation- pustules that rupture, become crusted, around mouth and nostrils
impetigo
removal of dead tissue from a wound or burn site to promote healing and prevent infection
debridement
a flat, discolored spot on the skin
macule
production of purulent matter (pus)
suppuration