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WTI Med Terms Week 7

Medical Terms Week 7

TermDefintion
Akinesia loss or impairment of voluntary activity
Acetylcholine a neurotransmitter released at autonomic synapses and neuromuscular junctions, active in the transmission of nerve impulses, and formed enzymatically in the tissues from choline
Retinitis inflammation of the retina
Audiology the science concerned with the sense of hearing
Presbyopia a visual condition which becomes apparent especially in middle age and in which loss of elasticity of the lens of the eye causes defective accommodation and inability to focus sharply for near vision
Cerumen the yellowish waxy substance is a combination of lubricants and dry tissue from the body aka ear wax
Photophobia an experience of discomfort or pain to the eyes due to light exposure or by presence of actual physical sensitivity of the eyes
Cochlea the part of the inner ear that contains the endings of the nerve that carries information about sound to the brain
Nystagmus rapid, rhythmic, repetitious, and involuntary eye movements
Eustachian Tube a bony and cartilaginous tube connecting the middle ear with the nasopharynx and equalizing air pressure on both sides of the tympanic membrane
Myopia a condition in which the visual images come to a focus in front of the retina of the eye because of defects in the refractive media of the eye or of abnormal length of the eyeball resulting especially in defective vision of distant objects/nearsightedness
Incus one of the three tiny bones in the middle ear aka the anvil
Keratoplasty surgery to the cornea
Labyrinth the cavity in the petrous portion of the temporal bone
Keratitis inflammation of the cornea
Created by: lrhamyWTI