Fundamentals of Nursing: Key Terms- Chapter 30 Flashcards


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alopecia

hair loss or baldness

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caries

cavities of the teeth

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cerumen

wax in the external ear canals, consisting of a heavy oil and brown pigment

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cheilosis

ulceration of the lips

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gingivitis

inflammation of the gingivae or gums

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glossitis

inflammation of the tongue

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halitosis

offensive breath

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pediculosis

infestation with lice

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periodontitis

marked inflammation of the gums that also involves degeneration of the dental periosteum and bone

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plaque

invisible, destructive, bacterial film that builds up on teeth and eventually leads to the destruction of tooth enamel

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stomatitis

inflammation of the oral mucosa

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tartar

hard deposit on the teeth near the gum line formed by plaque buildup and dead bacteria