Med Term

  1. Bullae
    • bulla - blister of more than 1 cm
    • single chamber
  2. Crepitus
    coarse crackling sensation palpable over the skin surface. It occurs in subcutaneous emphysema when air escapes from the lung and enters the subcutaneous tissue, as after open thoracic injury or surgery.
  3. Diplopia
    Double Vission
  4. Dysphasia
    Difficult swallowing
  5. Dysphasia
    Difficulty with language comprehension or expression
  6. Dyspnea
    Difficult breathing
  7. Ecchymosis
    A hemorrhagic spot or blotch, larger than petechia, in the skin or mucous membrane, forming a nonelevated, rounded or regular, blue or purplish patch
  8. Exopthalmus
    protruding eyes
  9. Ischemic
    restriction of blood flow due to factors in blood vesels
  10. Keyloid
    A hypertrophic scar. The resulting skin level is elevated by excess scar tissue, which is invasive beyond the site of original injury. May increase long after healing occurs. Looks smooth, rubbery, “clawlike,” and has a higher incidence among blacks.
  11. Kyphosis
    • humpback
    • pain and limited mobility
    • may impair cardiopulmonary function
  12. Lichenification
    Prolonged intense scratching eventually thickens the skin and produces tightly packed sets of papules; looks like surface of moss
  13. Macule
    Solely a color change, flat and circumscribed, of less than 1 cm. Examples: freckles, flat nevi, hypopigmentation, petechiae, measles, scarlet fever.
  14. Myopia
  15. Nystagmus
    back and forth oscillation of the eyes
  16. Obtunded
    • Btwn Lethargy and stupor
    • difficult to rouse, sleeps most of the time
    • mumbles monosylables
  17. Papilledema
    swelling of the optic disc/nerve
  18. Papule
    something you can feel (i.e., solid, elevated, circumscribed, less than 1 cm diameter) caused by superficial thickening in the epidermis. Examples: elevated nevus (mole), lichen planus, molluscum, wart (verruca).
  19. Petechia
    • benign growths
    • smooth, pale gray, avascular, mobile, not tender
    • can be from alergies
  20. Presbyopia
    decreased power of accomodation of the lens
  21. ptosis
    • drooping
    • ex. of upper eyelid
  22. Purrulent
  23. Serosangunious
    blood and serous fluid drainage
  24. serous
    • clear yellow, transparent
    • benign, watery like
  25. Strabismus
    Deviation in the anteroposterior axis of eye
  26. Wheal
    Superficial, raised, transient, and erythematous; slightly irregular shape due to edema (fluid held diffusely in the tissues). Examples: mosquito bite, allergic reaction, dermographism, Tumor
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