Chapter 3 - Integumentary System - Therapeutic Terms

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therapies and therapeutic drugs used to treat skin conditions, diseases, and cancers


 
  
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chemotherapy
 
treatment of malignancies, infections, and other diseases with chemical agents that destroy...
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radiation therapy
 
treatment of neoplastic disease using ionizing radiation to deter the proliferation of malignant...
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sclerotherapy
 
use of [hardening] agents in treating diseases (e.g., injection of a saline solution into a...
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ultraviolet therapy
 
use of UV light to promote healing of a skin lesion (e.g., an ulcer)
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anesthetic
 
a drug that temporarily blocks transmission of nerve conduction to produce a loss of sensations...
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antibiotic
 
a drug that kills or inhibits the growth of microorganisms
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antifungal
 
a drug that kills or prevents the growth of fungi
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antihistamine
 
a drug that blocks the effects of histamine in the body
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histamine
 
a regulating body substance released in excess during allergic reactions, causing swelling...
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antiinflammatory
 
a drug that reduces inflammation
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antipruritic
 
a drug that relieves itching
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antiseptic
 
an agent that inhibits the growth of infectious microorganisms


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