Medical Terminology List #6 Derm III.IV.Otic.Oral - Quiz2.22.12

Medical Terminology List #6 Derm III.IV.Otic.Oral - Quiz2.22.12

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Medical Terminology – Derm III / IV & Oral / Otic Medical Term Definition Dandruff Chronic, non-inflammatory scalp condition evidenced by flaking of dead skin Seborrheic dermatitis Inflammatory skin condition found on areas surrounding high sebaceous gland activity evidenced by scaling of skin Psoriasis Inflammatory, immune-mediated skin condition evidenced by scaling of silvery skin with underlying red patches Keratin Fibrous protein that found in skin, hair, nails, and tooth enamel P. ovale Yeast-like fungus that normally exists on the scalp and may play a role in dandruff Cytostatic agents Agents approved for use in dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis that decrease the rate of epidermal cell replication Folliculitis Inflammation of hair follicles Alopecia Partial or complete loss of hair Myelosuppression The halting in the production of white blood cells and platelets in the bone marrow Opportunistic infection An infection caused by a virus, bacteria, or fungus that is usually not pathogenic in patients without immune deficiencies
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Unformatted text preview: Impacted cerumen Solid earwax buildup that adheres to the walls of the external ear canal Ear candles Hollow candle used to draw earwax out of ear by creating negative pressure (not safe or effective) RAS Recurrent aphthous stomatitis or canker sores HSL Herpes simplex labialis or cold sores Tinnitus Ringing in one or both ears could be due to blockage (impacted cerumen), drugs, or trauma Tinea pedis Fungal skin infection also known as athlete’s foot Onychomycosis Fungal nail infection Tinea cruris Fungal skin infection also known as jock itch Tinea capitis Fungal skin infection occurring on the scalp Tinea corporis Fungal skin infection found on the body also known as ring worm Fungistatic Having the effect of stopping fungal growth Squalene epoxidase Enzyme that is essential for fungi sterol biosynthesis without it the cell dies Fungicidal Having the ability to kill fungi Dermatophyte Fungal organism that infects keratin of humans and animals...
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  • Fall '13
  • MargaritaDiVall
  • Herpes simplex, tinea pedis, tinea corporis, Aphthous ulcer, impacted cerumen

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