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Mucus (Latin) - Slime, mold, snot
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Chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis

A "condition" of the "skin" and "slimy" surfaces caused by "white" fungi lasting a long "time"

  • Khronikos (Greek) - Of time, concerning time
  • Mucus (Latin) - Slime, mold, snot
  • Cutis (Latin) - Skin
  • Candidus (Latin) - White
  • Osis (Greek) - A condition, disease
  • Hereditary, immunodeficiency, cellmediated immunity disorder, T cell, Candida
  • Hereditary immunodeficiency characterized by chronic infections with Candida (usually C. albicans) limited to mucosal surfaces, skin, and cells due to impaired cellmediated immunity (T cells)
  • Chronic infections with Candida that are limited to mucosal surfaces, skin, and nails
  • In infants, the first symptoms are thrush and diaper rash that may eventually lead to a thick, oozing disfiguring rash that covers the face and scalp, causing hair to fall out.
  • Masticatory mucosalami propria

    A general term that refers to the “proper” “thin slice” of tissue covered in “slime” or mucous that borders the “teeth”

  • See masticatory mucosa
  • Maxillary sinus mucocele

    A condition in which there is an obstruction of a "fold" found in the upper "jaw" resulting in an expansion, forming a "belly" filled with "slime"

    • Maxilla (Latin) - Upper jaw
    • Sinus (Latin) - Bend, fold, curve, a bent surface; a bay, bight, gulf; a fold in land; hollow curve or cavity in the body
    • Mucus (Latin) - Slime, mold, snot
    • Koilia (Greek) - The belly
  • Distorts local atomy and exert pressure on adjacent structure as they enlarge
  • Relatively rare among all oral mucoceles
  • Mucoepidermoid

    Most common malignant tumor of "slime" producing gland. "Abnormal" growth in the "skin's" "upper" layers.

    • Mucus (Latin) - Slime, mold, snot
    • Epi (English) - Above, Upon
    • Derma (Greek) - Skin
    • Eidos (Greek) - Form, Resemblance or Shape, Likeness
  • Presents as a painful mass because of facial nerve involvement
  • Mucopolysaccharides

    Long molecule consisting of "many" "sugar" units. Component of "slimy" mucus.

  • Usually an amino sugar with a uronic sugar or galactose
  • GAG or glycosaminoglycan
  • Mucopurulent

    A secretion containing both "mucus" and "pus".

    • Mucus (Latin) - Slime, mold, snot
    • Pustula (Latin) - Blister, pimple
  • Mucopurulent describes discharge that contains both mucus and pus
  • Mucopurulent discharge is seen in ophthalmic and vaginal infections
  • Mucosa

    "Slimy" epithelial linings covering many organs, serving as absorptive or secretive surfaces.

    • Mucus (Latin) - Slime, mold, snot
    Necrotizing ulcerative mucositis

    "Inflammation" on mucous membranes with "dead cell bodies" manifesting as an "ulcer(s)" with a "slimelike" coating

    • Nekros (Greek) - Dead body, Corpse, Death
    • Ulcus (Latin) - A sore, ulcer
    • Mucus (Latin) - Slime, mold, snot
    • Itis (Greek) - Inflammation, pertaining to disease
  • Can be related to Stomatitis, which is an inflammatory process affecting the mucous membranes of the mouth and lips, with or without oral ulceration.