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NUR100 Sensory

CSM NUR100 Sensory Perception

TermDefinition
Sensory Reception The process of receiving stimuli or data
External Stimuli Visual, auditory, olfactory, tactile, gustatory
Internal Stimuli Kinesthetic, visceral, gustatory
Sensory Perception Involves the conscious organization and translation of the data or stimuli into eaningful information
Stimulus Agent or act that stimulates a nerve receptor
Perception perception, or awareness and interpretation of stimuli
Sensory overload the inability to process the amount of sensory stimuli
Sensory deprivation is a decrease of meaningful stimuli
Receptive aphasia the inability to understand written or spoken word
Alzheimer's the loss of nerve cells and presence of neurofibrillary tangles and plaques
Stroke (CVA) a condition in which neurologic deficits results from a sudden decrease in blood flow to a localized area of the brain
cataract An opacification of the lens of the eye include: Blurred Vision and Decreased Color perception
Glaucoma Increased intraocular pressure with optic neuropathy leading to gradual loss of peripheral vision
Open-Angle Glaucoma Chronic simple glaucoma Usually bilateral Painless in early stages
Closed-Angle Glaucoma Less common Sudden onset Emergency situation Painful
Macular degeneration leads to central vision blindness
Meniere's disease Excess of endolymph in membranous labyrinth of inner ear causes neural organs of the cochlea to degenerate
Symptoms of Meniere's disease Triad of symptoms: Tinnitus Vertigo Unilateral hearing loss
Delirium acute confusion
Dementia Chronic confusion
Created by: Gguillen4754