PRP Glossary

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Derma Skin

Diffuse spreading, scattered

Duration length of time

Ectropion Eversion of an edge or margin, as the edge of an eyelid. A result of Old Age, relaxation of the skin, infection, palsy of facial nerve, trauma that causes scarring.

Edema A local or generalized condition in which the body tissues contain an excessive amount of fluid.

Epidermis outer layer of skin

Erythroderma Abnormal reddness of the skin

Exfoliation The scaling off of dead tissue (skin)

Follicle Little bag, hair follicle, small sac in epidermis from which hair develop

Generalized Non-specific. To become systemic

Keratin An extremely tough protein substance in hair, nails, and horny tissue

Keratin Sandal thick formation of skin on bottoms of feet

MRSA Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (“Golden Staph.”): refers to antibiotic resistant bacteria found most frequently among persons in hospitals and healthcare facilities (nursing homes, dialysis centers, etc.) who have weakened immune systems.

Papula Pimple, a red elevation of skin

Papulosquamous Scale-like pimple

Pilaris Concerning or covered with hair

Pityriasis A skin disease characterized by branny scales

Rubra Discoloration or reddness

Squamous Scale-like