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Ch 06 O Terms

Acquiring Medical Language

TermDefinition
ophthalmoscope instrument for looking at the eye
optomyometer device used to determine the strength of eye muscles
phacoscope instrument for looking at the lens
retinoscope instrument for looking at the retina
retinoscopy procedure for looking at the retina
tonometer instrument for measuring tension or pressure in the eye (intraocular pressure)
binocular pertaining to both eyes
iridokinesis the movement of the iris
lacrimation formation of tears (i.e. crying)
nasolacrimal pertaining to the nose and tear system
audiogram record produ ced by an
audiometer instrument for measuring hearing
audiometry procedure for measuring hearing
otoscope instrument for looking in the ear
otoscopy procedure for examining the ear
pneumatic otoscopy procedure for examining the ear using air
salpingoscope instrument for measuring the eustachian tubes
tympanometry procedure for measuring the eardrum
audiologist hearing specialist
aural pertaining to the ear
otolaryngologist specialist in the ear and throat
otoneurologist specialist in the nerve connections between the ear and brain
otorhinolaryngologist specialist of the ear, nose and throat
otosteal pertaining to the bones of the ear
salpingopharyngeal pertaining to the eustachian tubes and the throat
ceruminoma benign tumor of the cerumen-secreting glands of the ear
ceruminosis excessive formation of ear wax
macrotia abnormally large ears
microtia abnormally small ears
otopyorrhea discharge of pus from the ears
otosclerosis hearing loss caused by the hardening of the bones of the middle ear
tympanic perforation tear or hole in the eardrum
tympanosclerosis hardening of the eardrum
Created by: DarrinWan