Integumentary system

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biopsy

removal of tissue for microscopic examination

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cutaneous

pertaining to the skin

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dermal

pertaining to the skin, especially the dermis

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dermatologist

physician who specializes in the study and treatment of the skin and related structures

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dermatology

study of the skin and related structures

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dermis

the layer of the skin beneath the epidermis; the "true skin"

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epidermis

the outer layer of the skin

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etiology

cause of a disease or disorder

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integumentary

pertaining to the skin, which covers the body

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melanin

black pigment that is primarily responsible for skin color

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melanocytes

specialized cells in the epidermis that produce skin pigment

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pathologist

physician who specializes in the study, diagnosis, and treatment of disease

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prognosis

expected outcome

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sebaceous

pertaining to oil

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sebum

oily substance secreted by the sebaceous glands

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subcutaneous

beneath the skin (pertaining to the layer of skin that lies below the dermis)

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sudoriferous

pertaining to the sweat glands

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acne

disorder that affects the sebaceous glands

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alopecia

acute or chronic hair loss

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first degree burn

mild burns that involve only the epidermis

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second degree burn

extend through the epidermis and into the dermis, causing blisters, erythema, pain, edema, and sometimes scarring

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erythema

redness

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third degree burn

affect the epidermis, dermis, and sometimes the subcutaneous tissue and muscle

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benign

noncancerous

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malignant

causing cancer

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metastasizes

grows and spreads

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contact dermatitis

skin comes into contact with an allergen or irritant, causing edema and pruritic (itchy) skin

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edema

buildup of excessive fluid in he body tissues, causing them to swell

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herpes

disease caused by vesicles that appear to creep across the skin

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herpes simplex

cold sore

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herpes zoster

shingles

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psoriasis

chronic skin disorder characterized by scaly, silvery-white patches and erythematous skin

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cryosurgery

technique in which liquid nitrogen is used to freeze and destroy skin cells or lesions

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debridement

medical procedure in which damaged and necrotic tissue is removed from a skin wound

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incision and drainage

procedure commonly performed to treat a cyst or abscess. a puncture or cut in the skin then drained of fluid of pus

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onychectomy

surgical excision of a nail from a finger or toe