10/03/11 (MA) Medical Terminology - Pg. 103

  1. autograft
    is a transplantation of healthy tissue from one site to another site in the same individual
  2. diaphoresis
    is a condition in which a person sweats excessively; profuse perspiration
  3. ecchymosis
    is a black-and-blue mark on the skin; a bruise
  4. erythrocyte
    is a red blood cell
  5. hirsutism
    means excessive body hair, especially in women
  6. Kaposi saracoma
    is a type of malignant skin tumor associated with AIDS
  7. leukemia
    refers to excessive production of white blood cells; literally means white blood.
  8. lipocele
    refers to hernia that contains fat or fatty cells
  9. melanoma
    is a black tumor
  10. onychoma
    is a benign tumor of the nail bed
  11. onychomalacia
    is an abnormal softening of the nail or nail bed
  12. onychomycosis
    is a fungal infection of the nails
  13. papules
    is a medical term for warts, moles, and pimples
  14. pressure ulcers
    are caused by prolonged pressure against an area of the skin from a bed or chair
  15. pustule
    is an elevated lesion containing pus, as seen in acne, furuncles, and psoriasis
  16. subcutaneous
    means beneath the skin
  17. suction lipectomy
    refers to excision of subcutaneous fat tissue by use of a blunt-tipped cannula (tube), done for cosmetic reasons.
  18. trichopathy
    refers to any disease of the hair
  19. xanthoma
    refers to a tumor containing yellow material
  20. xeroderma
    means excessive dryness of the skin
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10/03/11 (MA) Medical Terminology - Pg. 103
10/03/11 (MA) Medical Terminology - Pg. 103