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1

What term describes any mark, wound, or abnormality?

lesion

2

Light patches caused by destroyed pigment-producing cell?

leukoderma

3

What is a term fir a flat spot or discolorationof the skin such as a freckle?

macule

4

What is true of malignant melanoma?

it is the most serious form of skin cancer

5

What is an example of epidermal cysts?

milia

6

What is another name for the acute inflammatory disorder miliaria rubra?

prickly heat

7

What term refers to pigmented nevus

mole

8

Small bumps caused by conditions such as scar tissue or infections?

nodules

9

Another name for nevus?

birthmark

10

Abnormal, rounded solid lump larger than a papule?

tubercle

11

What is tinea versicolor?

yeast infection of the skin that inhibits melanin production

12

What is the common name for the contagious infection tinea corpus?

ringworm

13

What is the generic term for a fungal infection

tinea

14

What is the scientific term for couperose skin?

telangiectasia

15

What causes the skin to tan upon exposure to UV radiation?

increase in pigmentation

16

Sebaceous cyst of subcutaneous tumor filled with sebum?

steatoma

17

Term for brown or wine colored discoloration?

stain

18

scaly red or pink papules or nodules?

squamous cell carcinoma

19

Condition characterized by redness and dilation of blood vessels?

rosacea

20

What is the term for flaky skin cells or any thin plate of epidermal flakes, dry or oily?

scales

21

solidified impactions of oil without the cell matter ?

sebaeous filaments

22

What is a light colored, slightly raised mark on the skin that is formed after an unjury or lesion of the skin has healed?

scar

23

Benign lesions frequently seen in oiler areas of the face ?

sebceous hyperplasia

24

chronic inflammatory skin disorder of the sebaceous glands?

acne

25

disorder where clients purpousely scrape off acne lesions?

excorciee

26

pink or flesh colored precancerous lesions that result from sun damage?

acne keratoses

27

What is anhidrosis?

deficiency in perspiration

28

What is asteatosis?

dry, scaly skin from sebum deficiency

29

What is the term for excess inflammation (dry skin, redness, itching) from allergies and irritants?

atopic dermatitis

30

What is true of basal cell carcinoma?

least sever type of skin cancer