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Med Term Rice Ch15

Medical Terminology Jane Rice Chapter 15 VOC

acoustic Pertaining to the sense of hearing.
audiogram Record of hearing by audiometry.
audiologist One who specializes in diagnosing disorders of hearing.
audiology Study of hearing disorders.
auditory Pertaining to the sense of hearing.
aural Pertaining to the ear.
auricle External portion of the ear, known as the pinna.
binaural Pertaining to both ears.
cholesteatoma Tumorlike mass filled with epithelial cells and cholesterol.
endaural Pertaining to within the ear.
endolymph Clear fluid contained within the labyrinth of the ear.
labyrinth The inner ear
labyrinthitis Inflammation of the labyrinth
labyrinthotomy Incision of the labyrinth.
mastoidalgia Pain in the mastoid process ( a bony protuberance of the skull near the ear. )
mastoiditis Inflammation of one of the mastoid bones; characterized by fever, headache, and malaise.
monaural Pertaining to one ear.
myringectomy Surgical excision of the tympanic membrane.
myringoplasty Surgical repair of the tympanic membrane.
myringoscope Medical instrument used to examine the eardrum.
myringotome Surgical instrument used for cutting the eardrum.
myringotomy Surgical incision of the tympanic membrane to remove unwanted fluids from the ear.
otic Pertaining to the ear
otitis Inflammation of the ear.
otitis media Inflammation of the middle ear.
otodynia Pain in the ear, earache; also referred to as otalgia.
otolaryngologist Physician who specializes in the study of the ear and larynx.
otolaryngology Study of the ear and larynx.
otolith Ear stone
otomycosis Fungal infection of the ear.
otoneurology Specialized diagnosis and treatment of the ear and its neurological association
otopharyngeal Pertaining to the ear and pharynx.
otopyorrhea Pus in the ear.
otorhinolaryngology Study of the ear, nose, and larynx. ENT
otosclerosis Hardening condition of the ear structures characterized by progressive deafness.
otoscope Medical instrument used to examine the ear.
perilymph Serum fluid of the inner ear.
presbycusis Impairment of hearing that occurs with aging.
stapedectomy Surgical excision of the stapes in the middle ear to improve hearing. (replaced by a prosthesis)
tympanectomy Surgical excision of the tympanic membrane.
tympanic Pertaining to the eardrum.
tympanitis Inflammation of the eardrum.
tympanoplasty Surgical repair of the tympanic membrane. (eardrum)
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