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word list spec sens

purple mod special senses word list (test)

ambloyopia lazy eye syndrome
ametropia an error in refraction causing poor focus
anosmia loss of sense of smell
astigmatism defective curvature of the cornea or lens
audition hearing
blepharoptosis prolapse of the eyelid
cataracts opacities on the lens or the capsule that encloses the lens, causing loss in vision
cerumen a waxy secretion produced by the glands of the external ear canal to prevent the entrance of tiny foreign particles
ciliary muscles muscles which relax or contract to alter the shape of lens, making it thicker or thinner, thus enabling the light rays to focus upon the retina
cochlea snail shaped inner ear structure
corectasis dilation of the pupil
cornea the clear, transparent portion of the sclera, anterior to the lens
cycloplegic agents agents which paralyze ciliary muscles causing dilation of the pupils
dacryocystorhinostomy creation of an opening into the nose for draining of tears
dacryorrhea flow of tears
ear canal slender tube lined with glands, through which sound waves travel to the middle ear
equilibrium a state of balance controlled by the semicircular canals and the vestibule
esotropia inward turning of the eyes
Eustachian tube a tube which connests the nose and the throat with the cavity of the middle ear
eustachitis inflammation of the Eustachian tube
exotropia outward turning of the eyes
glaucoma accumulations of aqueous humor in the eye
gustation taste
hairs of corti tiny nerve ending with in the cochlea which combine with cochlear fluid to generate nerve impulses to the brain via the auditory nerve
hyperopia farsightedness
incus one of the three bones of the middle ear shaped like an anvil
intracapsular extraction use of cold metal probe to remove cataracts
iridectomy excision of the iris
iritis inflammation of the iris
keratocentesis surgical puncture of the cornea
lacrimal pertaining to a tear
malleus one of the three bones of the middle ear shaped like a hammer
olfactory pertaining to smell
mastoid process one of the temporal bones which encloses the sinuses
ophthalmoplegic paralysis of the eye
optometrist one who specializes in eye measurements
ossicles three tiny articulating bones in the middle ear
otalgia ear pain
otitis media inflammation of the middle ear
otopyorrhea discharge of pus from the ear
otosclerosis hardening of the spongy bone around the oval window of the ear causing hearing loss
retinitis pigmentosa chronic progressive disease of degeneration of the retina an atrophy of the optic nerve
sclera the white of the eye composed of a tough fibrous tissue which serves as a protective shield for the more sensitive structures underneath
semicircular canals one of the three structures of the inner ear responsible for balance
strabismus condition in which one eye is misaligined with the other out of synchrony
stapes one of the three bones of the middle ear shaped like stirrups
vestibule a chamber that joins the cochlea and semicircular canals
Created by: KL68