• Ringworm Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms
  • Benign: refers to a condition, tumor, or growth that is not cancerous. It does not spread to other parts of the body or destroy nearby tissue.
  • Papules: Circumscribed, solid elevations of skin with no visible fluid, varying in size from a pinhead to 1 cm. They can be pink, red, brown or purple in color.
  • Autoinoculation: literally means implanting within the self. Diseases like Ringworm and Warts can be spread in the same organism from one part of the body to another merely by touching.
  • Immune System: The system of organs and processes of the body that provide resistance to and protection from infection and toxins. Organs include thymus, bone marrow, and lymph nodes.
  • Wheal: A small sudden elevation of skin surface with swelling.
  • Granuloma: A mass of granulation tissue formed in response to inflammation, infection or a foreign substance.
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