Medical Terminology- The Integumentary System Flashcards

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cutane/o
 
dermat/o
 
derm/o
skin
rhytid/o
wrinkle
myc/o
 
myc/e
fungus
adip/o
fat
melan/o
black
pil/o
hair
ung
ointment
cutane/o
skin
Suffixes:

-ule
small;diminutive
Suffixes:

-ectomy
removal;excision
Xenograft
animal
follicul/o
hair follicle
-logy
study of
sub-
under, below
Combining forms:

trich/o
hair
Hyperhidrosis
excessive perspiration
Candidiasis
yeast infection
Onychomycosis
nail fungus
Diaphoresis
Synonym for perspiration
BCC
basal cell carcinoma
Hypertrichosis
excess of hair
Pharmacology:

Protectives
sun protection factors
Melanocyte
Cell that produces melanin
Scabicide
Agent lethal to mites
Onychotomy
Incision into a nail
kerat/o
horny tissue; hard; cornea
Onychia (Onychitis)
inflammation of fingernail
Dermatology
Study of the integumentary system
Erythema
Abnormal redness of the skin
-logist
specialist in the study of
Dermatomycoses
fungal infection of the skin
epidermis
the outer, nonvascular, nonsensitive layer of the skin, covering the true skin or corium.
Transdermal
A method of administering medication through the unbroken skin via patch or ointment
homeostasis
Relative constancy or equilibrium in the internal environment of the body, which is maintained by the ever-changing processes of feedback and regulation in response to external or internal changes.
Pharmacology:

Antihistamines
lessen itching by reducing allergic response
carcinoma
a malignant and invasive epithelial tumor that spreads by metastasis and often recurs after excision; cancer.
acne
an inflammatory disease of the sebaceous glands, characterized by comedones and pimples, esp. on the face, back, and chest, and, in severe cases, by cysts and nodules resulting in scarring.
Keratin
Protein that forms hair, naols, and the tough outer layer of skin
Alopecia
Partial or complete loss of hair; baldness
Primary lesions:

Wheals
elevated papule caused by localized swelling, which can result from a bug bite or allergic reactions (urticaria or hives)
Incisional biopsy
cutting into;excise a wedge of tissue
Miliaria
minute vesicles and papules often with surrounding erythema (redness of the skin)caused by occlusion of sweat ducts during times of exposure to heat and high humidity
eczema
an inflammatory condition of the skin attended with itching and the exudation of serous matter.
Ecchymosis
A purple patch more than 3mm in diameter caused bu blood under the skin; see also petechiae
Secondary lesions:

Ulcer
craterlike lesion of the skin or mucous membrane resulting from necrosis (tissue death)
dandruff
a seborrheic scurf that forms on the scalp and comes off in small scales.
Primary lesion
early skin changes that have not yet undergone natural evolution of change caused by manipulation
Ulcer
An open sore or lesion of the skin; a lesion through the skin; a lesion through the skin or a mucous membrane resulting from loss of tissue
cadaver
a dead body, esp. a human body to be dissected; corpse.
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