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adipose
Pertaining to fat
albinism
No pigment
causalgia
Burining pain sensation
electrocautery
Electrical current used during surgery to burn through tissue.
subcutaneous
Below the dermis layer of skin.
epidermis
Above the dermis layer of skin.
dermatitis
Inflammation of the dermis layer of skin.
dermatoplasty
Surgical repair of the dermis layer of skin.
dermatologist
Specialist of the skin.
dermabrasion
Scraping away of the skin layer/s.
Epidermolysis
Loosening of the epidermis layer of the skin.
Erythema
Pertaining to widespread skin flushing/redness.
Anhidrosis
Abnormal sweat condition.
ichthyosis
Abnormal condition of dry scaley skin.
keratosis
Abnormal condition of hard thickened skin.
Leukoplakia
White plaques on the skin.
Lipoma
Benign fatty skin tumor
Liposuction
Subcutaneous fat removal through a tube.
Melanocyte
Black / Melanin cell
Diaphoresis
Sweating
Melanoma
Malignant cancer of melanin cells.
Mycosis
Fungal infection.
Onycholysis
Separation of the nail plate from the nail bed.
Onychomycosis
Fungal infection of the nails, which become white, opaque, thick, and brittle.
Paranychia
Inflammation and swelling of the soft tissue around the nail (associated with ingrown nails or torn cuticles).
dermatophytosis
A condition of a parasitic fungal infection of the skin (ie., ringworm).
Pilosebaceous
A hair follicle gland that secrets sebum.
Pyoderma
Pus within the skin (i.e., inpetigo).
Rhytidectomy
Reconstructive plastic surgery to remove wrinkles and signs of skin aging.
Seborrhea
Flow of sebum.
Melanoma
Malignant cancer of melanin cells.
Mycosis
Fungal infection.
Onycholysis
Separation of the nail plate from the nail bed.
Onychomycosis
Fungal infection of the nails, which become white, opaque, thick, and brittle.
Paranychia
Inflammation and swelling of the soft tissue around the nail (associated with ingrown nails or torn cuticles).
dermatophytosis
A condition of a parasitic fungal infection of the skin (ie., ringworm).
Pilosebaceous
A hair follicle gland that secrets sebum.
Pyoderma
Pus within the skin (i.e., inpetigo).
Rhytidectomy
Reconstructive plastic surgery to remove wrinkles and signs of skin aging.
Seborrhea
Flow of sebum.
Squamous Epithelium
Scale like cells which cover the outside of the body.
Steatoma
A cyst containing matter like suet (fat).
Trichomycosis
Disease of the hair due to fungal infection.
Subungual
Pertaining to below the nail.
Xanthoma
Yellow tumor.
Xeroderma
Abnormal condition of rough, dry skin.
Alopecia
Absence of hair from where it normally grows.
Ecchymosis
Bluish-black mark (bruise) on the skin.
Petechia
Small, pinpoint, hemorrhage.
Pruritus
Itching.
Urticaria (hives)
Acute allergic reaction in which red, round wheals develop on the skin.
Acne
Chronic papular and pustular eruption of the skin with increased production of sebum.
Crust
Collections of dried serum and cellular debris.
Cyst
Thick-walled, closed sac or pouch containing fluid or semisolid material.
Erosion
Wearing away or loss of epidermis.
Fissure
Groove or crack-like sore.
Macule
Discolored (often reddened) flat lesion.
Nodule
Solid, round or oval elevated lesion more than 1 cm in diameter.
Papule
Small (less than 1 cm in diameter), solid elevation of the skin.
Polyp
Benign growth extending from the surface of mucous membrane.
Pustule
Small elevation of the skin containing pus.
Ulcer
Open sore on the skin or mucous membranes wthin the body.
Vesicle
Small collection of clear fluid (serum); blister.
Wheal
Smooth, slightly elevated, edematous (swollen) area that is redder or paler than the surrounding skin.
Alopecia
Absence of hair from areas where it normally grows.
Ecchymosis / Ecchymoses
Bluish-black mark (bruise) on the skin.
Petechia
Small, pinpoint hemorrhage.
Pruritus
Itching
Urticaria (hives)
Acute, allergic reaction in which red, round wheals develop on the skin.
Acne
Chronic papular and pustular eruption of the skin with increased production of sebum.
Burns
Injury to tissues caused by heat contact.
Cellulitis
Diffuse, acute infection of the skin marked by local heat, redness, pain and swelling.
Eczema
Inflammatory skin disease with erythematous, papulovesicular lesions.
Exanthematous viral diseases
Rash (exanthema) of Psoriskin due to a viral infections.
Gangrene
Death of tissue associated with loss of blood supply.
Impetigo
Bacterial inflammatory skin disease characterized by vesicles, pustules, and crusted-over lesions.
Psoriasis
Chronic, recurrent dermatosis marked by itchy, scaly, red plaques covered by silvery grey scales.
Scabies
A contagious, parasitic infection of the skin with intense puritus.
Scleroderma
A chronic progressive disease of the skin with hardening and shrinking of connective tissue.
Systemic lupus erythematosis (SLE)
Chronic autoimmune inflmmatory disease of collagen in the skin, joints, and of internal organs.
Tinea
Infection of the skin caused by a fungus.
Vitiligo
Loss of pigment (depigmentation) in areas of the skin (milk-white patches).
Callus
Increased growth of cells in the keratin layer of the epidermis caused by pressure of friction.
Keloid
Hypertrophied, thickened scar that occurs after trauma or surgical incision.
Keratosis
Thickened and reddened area of the epidermis, usually associated with aging or skin damage.
Leukoplakia
White, thickened patches on mucous membrane tissue of the tongue or cheek.
Nevus
Pigmented lesion of the skin.
Verruca
Epidermal growth (wart) caused by a virus.
Basal cell carcinoma
Malignant tumor of the basal cell layer of the epidermis.
Squamous cell carcinoma
Malignant tumor of the epithelial cells of the epidermis.
Malignant melanoma
Cancerous growth composed of melanocytes.
Kaposi sarcoma
Malignant, vascular, neoplastic growth characterized by cutaneous nodules.
Cryosurgery
Use of subfreezing temperature via liquid nitrogen application to destroy tissue.
Curettage
Use of a sharp dermal curette to scrape away a skin lesion
Electrodesication
Tissue is destroyed by burning with an electic spark.