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Histology of the Skin


Definitions and terminology of the skin and it's disorders.

rosacea thick scar resulting from excessive growth
subcutaneous technical term for excessive perspiration
secretory nerves layer contains dark skin pigment
uva skin is thickest on the
epidermis small brownish spot on the skin, pale, tan, brown or bluish black
scale elastin fibers weaken causing a loss of
lentigines small, discolored patch on the surface of the skin, freckle
malignant melanoma underlying layer of skin
albinism inflammatory, painful itching disease of the skin
chloasma crack in the skin that penetrates the dermis
dermis technical term for callus
stratum lucidum damaging to the skin
fissure dermis is made up of two layers
dermatology skin contains two duct glands
motor nerve fibers technical term for whiteheads
macula clear layer of the epidermis
fundus fatty layer
elasticity fibers which are distributed to the sweat and oil glands of the skin
keratoma horny layer of skin
hyperhidrosis sweat glands consists of a coiled base or
pustule skin sore or abrasion produced by scratching
tumor branch of science that deals with the study of the skin and it's nature
papillary and reticular technical term for birthmark
leukoderma abnormally developed sac, containing fluid
fingertips light abnormal patches, caused by burn or congenital disease that destroys the pigment-producing cells
stratum germinativum fibers which react to heat, cold and pressure
steatoma congestion of the cheeks and nose, redness
sensory nerves sebaceous cyst, subcutaneous tumor of the sebaceous gland
cyst nerve endings most abundant in the
eyelids fatal skin cancer
milia inflamed pimple containing pus
palms and soles absence of melanin or pigment
excoriation children under six months should not be exposed to the sun
verruca epidermal flakes, dry or greasy
sudoriferous and sebaceous glands technical term for wart
eczema skin disease, red patches, white silver scales, found on scalp and elbows
nevus abnormal cell mass varying in size
six months skin is thinnest on the
uvb technical term for freckles
psoriasis fibers which are distributed to the arrector pili muscles
herpes simplex dry, scaly skin due to s deficiency or absence of sebum
mole ninety to 95% of the sun's ultraviolet rays
keloid increased pigmentation of the skin, in spots that are not elevated
asteatosis recurring virus infection, called a fever blister

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