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acne
inflammatory condition of sebaceous glands
antihistiminic
drug that works against the effects of histamine
anti-inflammatory
drug that suppresses imflammation
antipruritic
drug that releives itching
antiseptic
agent that inhibits the growth of microorganisms
comedo
blackhead
contact dermatitis
reaction to an irritating substance that has touched the skin
corticosteriods
drugs used on the skin because the suppres inflammation, tighten blood vessels, and relieve itching
dandruff
scaling of the dead tissue of the scalp
dermatits
inflammation of the skin causing redness, irration, and skin lesions; also called eczema
dermis
inner layer of skin that contains blood, lymph, nerves, glands, and hair follicles
disinfectant
chemical capable of killing bacteria
ecchymosis
discoloration of the skin or bruising caused by leakage of bloos into the subcutaneous tissue
erythema
reddening of the skin caused by dilation of superficial capillaries
histamine
substance normally present in the body; actively released in response to tissue injury
hives
lesions of the skin caused by exposure to an allergen or by various other factors, such ar fatigue and emotions
keratin
hard protien contained in cells of the epidermis, nails, and hair that is both waterproff and acts as a barrier to pathogens and chemicals
keratolytic
drug that loosens and facilitates the shedding of the outer layer of skin
keratosis
overgrowth and thickening of keratin in the skin
macerate
soften a solid, such as the skin, by moistening, causing increased absorption through the skin
miticides
drugs that kill parasites on the skin
occlusive dressings
dressing that seals in drugs, body heat, and moisture
parasite
organism that lives on or in another organism and obtains nourishment from it (lice, mites, tapeworms)
pediculicide
drug that kills lice
pediculosis
infection caused by lice
petechiae
tiny' purplish-red spots on the skin resulting from hemorrages
photodermatitis
irritation caused by skin sensitivity to light
pruritus
itching
psoriasis
chronic skin disease of unknown cause; characterized by itching, red macules, papules, ot plaues covered with silvery scales
scabicide
drug that kills mites
scabies
infestation caused by mites
scaling
an excess of keratin in the epidermis
sebaceous gland
glands in the skin that produce sebum or oil
seborrheic dermatitis
inflammatory irritation of the scalp, face, or groin, producing greasy scales
subcutaneous tissue
loose conective tissue that attaches skin to underlying muscle and bone
sudoriferous gland
glands that produce sweat
transdermal patch
patch containing medication that is absorbed continually through the skin and acts systemically
vasoconstrictive/venous insufficiency treatment drugs
drugs that tighten blood vessels in an area of inflammation and that reduce swelling