Health Assessment-Nose, mouth, throat

  1. aphthous ulcers
    canker sores, small painful round ulcers in the oral mucosa of unknown cause
  2. buccal
    pertaining to the cheek
  3. candidiasis
    (moniliasis) white, cheesy, curdlike patch on buccal mucosa d/t superficial fungal infection
  4. caries
    decay in the teeth
  5. cheilitis
    red, scaling, shallow, painful fissures at corners of mouth
  6. choanal atresia
    closure of nasal cavity d/t congenital septum b/w nasal cavity and pharynx
  7. crypts
    indentations on surface of tonsils
  8. epistaxis
    nosebleed, usually from anterior septum
  9. epulis
    nontender, fibrous nodule of the gum
  10. fordyce granules
    small, isolated, white or yellow papules on oral mucosa
  11. gingivitis
    red, swollen gum margins that bleed easily
  12. herpes simplex
    cold sores, clear vesicles with red base that evolve into pustules, usually at lip-skin junction
  13. koplik spots
    small, blue-white spots with red halo over oral mucosa; early sign of measles
  14. leukoplakia
    chalky white, thick raised patch on sides of tongue, precancerous
  15. malocclusion
    upper or lower dental arches out of alignment
  16. papillae
    rough, bumpy elevations on dorsal surface of tongue
  17. parotid glands
    pair of salivary glands in the cheeks in front of the ears
  18. pharyngitis
    inflammation of the throat
  19. plaque
    soft, whitish debris on teeth
  20. polyp
    smooth, pale gray nodules in the nasal cavity d/t chronic allergic rhinitis
  21. rhinitis
    red, swollen inflammation of nasal mucosa
  22. thrush
    oral candidiasis in the newborn
  23. turbinate
    one of 3 bony projections into nasal cavity
  24. uvula
    free projection hanging down from the middle of the soft palate
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Health Assessment-Nose, mouth, throat
assessment of nose mouth throat