LOM Skin Set Flashcards

Terms Definitions
strata
layers
whitehead
closed comedo
petechiae
plural of petechia
Derm
abbreviation for dermatology
onych/o
combined form meaning nail
chym/o
combined form meaning pour
PUVA
abbreviation for psoralen-ultraviolet A light therapy
subcutaneous layer
thick, fat containing tissue--innermost layer of skin
first-degree burns
superficial epidermal lesions, erythema, hyperesthesia, and no blisters
Schick test
skin test for diptheria
comedones
What is the plural of comedo?
wheal
smooth, edematous papule or plaque that is redder or paler than the surrounding site
discoid lupus erythematosus
photosensitive, scaling plaque-like, superficial eruption of the skin which heals with scarring
leukoplakia
white, thickened patches on mucous membrane tissue of the tongue or cheek
scabies
contagious, parasitic infection of the skin with intense pruritus
skin test
substances are injected intradermally or applied to the skin, and results are observed
adipocytes
fat cells that are predominant in subcutaneous layer, manufacture and store large quantities of fat
melanocytes
special cells of the epidermis that contain melanin
comedo
a sebum plug partially blocking the pore
urticaria
acute allergic reaction in which, red, round wheals develop on the skin
seborrheic keratosis
keratosis results from overgrowth of the upper epidermis and is dark in color
verruca
epidermal growth (wart) caused by a virus
skin biopsy
suspected malignant skin lesions are removed and examined microscopically by a pathologist
lunula
a semilunar whitish region at the base of the nail plate
basal layer
deepest layer of the epidermis, cells are constantly growing and multiplying and are the source of all other cells in the epidermis
alopecia
absence of hair from areas where it normally grows
Asymmetry of shap
Border irregularity
Color variation within the lesion
Diameter greater than 6 mm
Evolution
What does ABCDE stand for?
cuticle
a narrow band of epidermis at the base and sides of the nail plate
vitiligo
loss of pigment in areas of the skin, which manifests as milk-white patches
venereal warts
warts that occur on the genitals and around the anus
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