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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

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Chapter 12

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Introduction to Medical Terminology

Chapter: 12

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