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Special Senses- Reverse Definations

equilibrium a state of balance
eustachian tube a tube which connects the nose and throat with the cavity of the middle ear
glaucoma accumulation of aqueous humor in the eye
ametropia an error in refraction
acuity clearness or sharpness of a sensory function
anacusis complete deafness
strabismus condition in which one eye is misaligned with the other or out of synchrony
otoplasty corrective surgery for a deformed pinna
blepharoplasty cosmetic surgery removing fatty tissue above and below the eyes
astigmatism defective curvature of the cornea or lens
corectasis dilation of the pupil
otopyorrhea discharge of pus from the ear
mydriatics drugs that dilate the pupils
otalgia ear pain
cerumen ear wax
fluorescein angiography evaluation of blood vessels and their leakage in and beneath the retina
iridectomy excision of the iris
hyperopia farsightedness
dacryorrhea flow of tears
nyctalopia impaired vision in dim light
radial keratotomy incision of the cornea for treatment of nearsightedness
otitis externa infection of the external auditory canal
otitis media inflammation of the middle ear
amblyopia lazy eye syndrome
presbyopia loss of accommodation associated with the aging process
anosmia loss of sense of smell
audiometry measurement of hearing acuity
phacoemulsification method of treating cataracts that disintegrates a cloudy lens, and is then aspired and removed
optometrist one who specializes in eye measurements
cataracts opacities on the lens
tinnitus perception of ringing, hissing or other sounds in the ears
olfactory pertaining to smell
blepharoptosis prolapse of the eyelid
tympanoplasty reconstruction of the eardrum
semicircular canals responsible for balance
achromatopsia severe congenital deficiency in colour perception
incus shaped like an anvil
malleus shaped like hammer
stapes shaped like stirrups
ear canal slender tube through which sound waves travel to the middle ear
chalazion small, hard tumor on the eyelid
cochlea snail shaped inner ear structure; first structure of the inner ear
hordeolum stye
gustation taste
cornea the clear, transparent portion of the sclera
sclera the white of the eye
antiemetics treat and prevent nausea, vomiting, dizziness and vertigo
nystagmus type of involuntary eye movements
photophobia unusual intolerance and sensitivity to light
metamorphopsia visual distortion of objects
Created by: lauravan