Mole Removal Glossary of Terms

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Abnormal: Outside the expected norm, or uncharacteristic of a particular patient.

Absorb: 1. To take something in, as through the skin or the intestine.
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Acetaminophen: A nonaspirin pain reliever or analgesic. Acetaminophen may be given alone t...

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Allergy: A misguided reaction to foreign substances by the immune system, the body system ...

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Analgesic: A drug that relieves pain.

Analysis: In psychology, a term for conversation-based therapeutic processes used to gain ...

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Anesthetic: A substance that causes lack of feeling or awareness, dulling pain to permit s...

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Antibiotic: A drug used to treat infections caused by bacteria and other microorganisms. ...

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Arthritis: Inflammation of a joint. When joints are inflamed they can develop stiffness, w...

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Aspirin: Once the Bayer trademark for acetylsalicylic acid, now the common name for this a...

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Atypical: Unusual, or not fitting a single diagnostic
category.

Benign: Not malignant. A benign tumor is one that does not invade surrounding tissue or sp...

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Biopsy: The removal of a sample of tissue for examination under a microscope to check for ...

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Board certified: In medicine, a description for a physician who has taken and passed a med...

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Cancer: An abnormal growth of cells which tend to proliferate in an uncontrolled way and, ...

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Cauterization: The use of heat to destroy abnormal cells. Also known as diathermy and elec...

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Dermatologist: A physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of skin problems...

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Dermatology: 1. The branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis, treatment, and...

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Discharge: 1.The flow of fluid from part of the body, such as from the nose or vag...

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Excision: 1. Surgical removal, as in the excision of a tumor. 2. The remov...

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Fever: Although a fever technically is any body temperature above the normal of 98.6 degr...

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Flush: (1) A redness of the skin, typically over the cheeks or neck. A flush is usually ...

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Forceps: An instrument that has two blades and a handle and is used for handling, grasping...

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Heredity: The genetic transmission of characteristics from parent to child.

Hydrogen: The most plentiful element in the universe and one present in all organic compou...

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Ibuprofen: A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is commonly used to treat pa...

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Indication: 1. In medicine, a condition which makes a particular treatment or proce...

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Infant: A young baby, from birth to 12 months of age.

Infection: The invasion and multiplication of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, an...

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Laser: A powerful beam of light that is used in some types of surgery to cut or destroy ti...

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Melanoma: The most dangerous form of skin cancer, a malignancy of the melanocyte, the cell...

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Membrane: A very thin layer of tissue that covers a 'surface.

Migraine: Usually, periodic attacks of headaches on one or both sides of the head. These ...

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Mole: 1. In dermatology a mole is a pigmented spot on the skin, Also called a nevus...

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Naprelan: See: Naproxen.

Nerve: A bundle of fibers that uses electrical and chemical signals to transmit sensory an...

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Nevi: The plural of nevus.

Nevus: A pigmented spot on the skin, such as a mole. The plural of nevus is nevi.

Ointment: An oil-based preparation that is applied to the skin. Whereas an ointment has an...

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Pain: An unpleasant sensation that can range from mild, localized discomfort to agony. Pa...

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Pain management: The process of providing medical care that alleviates or reduces pain. Mi...

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Pathologist: A physician who identifies diseases and conditions by studying abnormal cells...

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Pharmacy: A location where prescription medications are sold. A pharmacy is constantly sup...

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Precancerous: Pertaining to something that is not yet overtly cancerous, but appears to be...

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Punch biopsy: A biopsy that is performed by using a punch, an instrument for cutting and r...

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Rash: Breaking out (eruption) of the skin. A rash can be caused by an underlying medical c...

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Regimen: A plan or a regulated course, such as a diet, exercise, or treatment, that is des...

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Sodium: The major positive ion (cation) in the fluid surrounding cells in the body. The ch...

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Strain: 1. An injury to a tendon or muscle resulting from overuse or trauma. 2. A heredita...

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Stress: In a medical or biological context stress is a physical, mental, or emotional fact...

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Sunscreen: A substance that blocks the effect of the sun's harmful rays. Using lotions tha...

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Surgeon: A physician who treats disease, injury, or deformity via operative or manual meth...

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Surgery: The branch of medicine that employs operations in the treatment of disease or inj...

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Suture: 1. A type of joint between the bones of the skull where the bones are held ...

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Temple: The area just behind and to the side of the forehead and the eye, above the side o...

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Therapy: The treatment of disease. Therapy is synonymous with treatment.

Topical: Pertaining to a particular surface area. For example, a topical agent is applied ...

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Trauma: A physical or emotional injury.

Tylenol: See: Acetaminophen.

Vitamin E: Alpha-tocopherol, an antioxidant vitamin which binds oxygen free radicals that ...

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