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Skin: The Integumentary System - Quiz A

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Chapter 12

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  • 1
    Commonly known as baldness, the medical term __________ describes the partial or complete loss of hair, most commonly on the scalp.
    alopecia
  • 2
    The medical term __________ describes an ingrown toenail.
    onychocryptosis
  • 3
    The condition known as __________ is characterized by small pinpoint hemorrhages that are less than 2 mm in diameter. These hemorrhages sometimes result from high fevers.
    petechiae
  • 4
    Sleep __________ is the occurrence of excessive sweating during sleep.
    hyperhidrosis
  • 5
    A/An __________ , also known as a welt, is a small bump that itches and can appear as a symptom of an allergic reaction.
    wheal
  • 6
    A/An __________ specializes in diagnosing and treating disorders of the skin.
    dermatologist
  • 7
    A/An __________ is a benign skin growth that has a waxy or "pasted-on" look that can vary in color from light tan to black and occur most commonly in the elderly.
    seborrheic keratosis
  • 8
    Excessive sweating in one area or over the whole body is known as __________ .
    hyperhidrosis
  • 9
    The condition known as __________ is characterized by the presence of excessive body and facial hair in women that usually occurs in a male pattern.
    hirsutism
  • 10
    The condition known as __________ is a fungal infection of the nail.
    onychomycosis
  • 11
    Any condition of unusual deposits of black pigment in different parts of the body is known as __________ .
    melanosis
  • 12
    A/An __________ , which is usually caused by an injury, is a swelling of clotted blood trapped in the tissues.
    hematoma
  • 13
    The term __________ means producing or containing pus.
    purulent
  • 14
    A/An __________ is a small blister, less than 0.5 cm in diameter, that contains watery fluid.
    vesicle
  • 15
    A/An __________ is a groove or crack-like break in the skin.
    fissure
  • 16
    A/An __________ is an open lesion of the skin or mucous membrane resulting in tissue loss around the edges.
    ulcer
  • 17
    Also known as itching, __________ is associated with most forms of dermatitis.
    pruritus
  • 18
    Lupus __________ is an autoimmune disorder characterized by a red, scaly rash on the face and upper trunk.
    erythematosus
  • 19
    A/An __________ is a cluster of connected furuncles.
    carbuncle
  • 20
    Tissue death that is most commonly caused by a loss of circulation to the affected tissues is known as __________ .
    gangrene