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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