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What is the medical term for baldness?
Alopecia
What term means cavities of the teeth?
Caries
What is the name for wax in the external ear canals, consisting of a heavy oil and brown pigment?
Cerumen
What is an ulceration of the mouth (reddened fissures at the angles of the mouth) that is most often caused by Vitamen B complex deficiencies (especially riboflaven)?
Cheilosis
What do you call inflammation of the gingivae or gums?
Gingivitis
What is an inflamation of the tongue caused by deficiencies of B12, folic acid and iron?
Glossitis
What term means "offensive breath"?
Halitosis
What do you call the death of cells and tissues?
Necrosis
What term means "infestation with lice"?
Pediculosis
What is marked inflamation of the gums that also involves degeneration of of the dental periosteum (tissues) and bone?
Periodontitis
What is the invisible, destructive bacterial film that builds up on everyone's teeth and eventually leads to the destruction of tooth enamel?
Plaque
What do you call an inflamation of the oral mucosa, that has several causes such as bacteria, virus, mechanical trauma, irritants, nutritional deficiences and systematic infection?   (Symtoms may include heat, pain, increased flow of saliva and halitosis)
Stomatitis
What are hard deposits of plaque at the gum lines?
Tartar
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