The stratum corneum refers to the outermost layer of the epidermis, which is itself the outer layer of the skin.
The full name of the stratum corneum of the skin is the stratum corneum epidermidis. The other stratum corneum, the stratum corneum unguis, is the horny compact outer layer of the nail.
In Latin “stratum” = “layer” and “corneum” = “horny” so stratum corneum = horny layer.
Very commonly used shortened form of Streptococcus, a very common and important group of bacteria. See Streptococcus.
- Strep test, rapid
A diagnostic test commonly used to demonstrate whether streptococcus bacteria (“strep”) are present in the throat. A throat infection with strep needs to be treated with an antibiotic. The traditional test for a strep throat has been a throat culture; the major drawback is that the results of the throat culture take 2 to 3 […]
- Strep throat
Strep throat is an infection caused by a type of bacteria called streptococcus, which can lead to serious complications if not adequately treated.
- Strep, group A
A well-known strain (a type) of streptococcus (strep) bacteria that can cause strep throat and rheumatic fever. Strep A can also be associated with mild skin infections such as impetigo or more serious skin and soft tissue infections known as cellulitis.
A group of bacteria that causes a multitude of diseases. Under a microscope, streptococcus bacteria look like a twisted bunch of round berries. Illnesses caused by streptococcus include strep throat, strep pneumonia, scarlet fever, rheumatic fever (and rheumatic heart valve damage), glomerulonephritis, the skin disorder erysipelas, and PANDAS. Familiarly known as strep.