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Telangiectasia
Permanent dilation of groups of superficial capillaries and venules; commonly known as "spider veins"
Vitiligo
Depigmentation of the skin caused by destruction of melanocytes; appears as milk-white patches on the skin
Sebaceaous Cyst
Distended sebaceous gland filled with sebum
Erythema
Reddish hue to the skin thatmay be caused by inflammation of tissues or by sunburn
Wound
Disruption in the integrity of body tissue
Eschar
Dry, dark, leathery scab composed of denatured protein
Ischemia
Local and temporary decrease in blood supply
Keratin
Tough, fibrous protein produced by cells in the epidermis called keratinocytes
Friction
Force of two surfaces moving against one another
Keloid
Abnormal growth of scar tissue that is elevated, rounded and firm with irregular, clawlike margins
Sebum
Oily substance secreted by the sebaceous glands of the skin
Granulation Tissue
Delicate connective tissue consisting of fibroblasts, collagen and capillaries
Melanin
Pigment that gives skin its color
Ecchymosis
Large, irregular hemorrhagic area on the skin; also called a bruise
Nevi or Nevus
Pigmented areas in the skin commonly known as birthmarks or moles
Hypothermia
A condition in which the core body temperature drops below 95 degrees
Hyperthermia
Condition in which the core body temperature rises above 106 degrees
Jaundice
Yellowing of the skin, mucous membranes, and sclera of the eyes
Hemorrhageic Exudate
Discharge that has large component of red blood cells
Angiogenesis
Formation of new blood vessels
Inflammation
Body's defensive adaptation to tissue injury; involves both vascular and cellular responses
Alopecia
Partial or coplete baldness or loss of hair
Petechiae
Pinpoint hemorrhagic spots on the skin
Cyanosis
Bluish discoloration of the skin, observed in lips, nail beds and earlobes
Blanching
White color of skin when pressure is applied
Shearing
Force exerted against the skin by movement or repositioning
Hemostasis
Cessation of bleeding
Purulent Exudate
Discharge that occurs with severe inflammation accompanied by infection; also called pus
Serous Exudate
Discharge composed primarily of serum; is watery in appearance and has low protein level
Serosanguineous Exudate
Discharge that is clear with some blood tinge;seen with surgical incision
Lipoma
Benign tumor consisting of mature fat cells
Pallor
Abnormal paleness of the skin, esp in the face, conjunctiva, nail beds and oral mucous membranes
Debride
To remove dead or damaged tissue or foreign material from a wound