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Glossary of Health Assessment- skin, eyes, ears, HNNM

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atrophy
wasting or decreasing in sive of a part. occurs with decreased use over 72 hours
circumscribed
good boundries
clubbing
excess growth in distal portions of the fingers. Often caused by respiratory diseases
petechia
tiny red or purple spots appearing on the skin as a result of tiny hemmorrhages within the dermal or submucosal layers.
ecchymosis
"bruising"
hematoma
a collection of extravasated blood trapped in teh tissues of the skin or in an organ.
configuration
to form
jaundice
a yellowish discoloration of the skin, mucous membranes and sclerae of the eyes.
nevus
a pigmented congenital skin blemish that is usually benign but may become cancerous.
"birthmark" "mole"
pallor
unnatural paleness or abscence of color in the skin

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