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ALH Chapter 16

Special Senses

TermDefinition
ambylo dull, dim
blepharo eyelid
choroido choroid
conjuctivo conjunctiva
coreo pupil
cyclo ciliary body of eye, cycle
dacryo tear, laminal apparatus
lacrimo tear, laminal apparatus
dacryocysto lacrimal sac
glauco gray
gonio angle
irido iris
kerato horny tissue, hard, cornea
phaco lens
presbyo old age
scoto darkness
vitro vitreous body
mastoido mastoid process
oto ear
salpingo tubes
stapedo stapes
myringo tympanic membrane
-acusia hearing
-cusis hearing
-opia vision
-opsia vision
-tropia turning
achromatopsia severe congenital deficiency in color perception. complete color blindness
chalazion small, hard tumor developing on the eyelid
conjuctivitis inflammation of conjunctiva
ectropion eversion or outward turning of lower eyelid
entropion inversion, inward turning of lower eyelid
epiphora abnormal overflow of tears
hordeolum localized, inflammatory swelling of one of the sebaceous glands of the eyelids.
metamorphsoia visual distortion of objects
nyctalopia impaired vision in dim light, night blindness
nystagmus involuntary eye movement. appear jerky and impair vision
papilledema swelling and hyperemia of optic disc
presbyopia loss of accommodation of the crystalline lens associated with aging
retinopathy disorder of retinal blood vessels
trachoma chronic contagious form of conjunctivitis that leads to blindness
anacusis complete deafness
conduction impairment blocking of sound waves as they pass through the external and middle ear
labyrinthitis inflammation of inner ear that usually results from an acute febrile process
Meniere disease disorder of the labyrinth that leads to progressive hearing loss
noise-induced hearing loss caused by destruction of hair cells. Sounds are too long, too loud or too close
otitis externa infection of the external auditory canal
presbyacusis impairment of hearing resulting from old age
tinnitus perception of ringing hissing or other sounds in ears or head when no other external sound is present
Created by: Gianna B