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Anatomy Terms wk 7&8

Anatomy Terms wk 7&8 nurological disorders

Agonsia The inability to recognize familiar subjects (can be visual,auditory, or tactile)
Amblyopia One eye larger than the other, causing poor vision
Aphasia A language disorder
Apraxia Inability to carry out a motor pattern, even with strength and coordination
Dysarthria Defective articulation of speech
Hemianopsia The loss of half of the visual field in one or both eyes
Myopia Nearsightedness
Presbyopia Farsightedness (that occurs with age), can't focus on nearby objects
Tinnitus Ringing in the ears
Dysphagia Difficulty swallowing
Scotomas Abnormal blind spots that are fixed in position
Quadriplegia Paralysis involving a loss of sensation and motor control of the upper and lower limbs
Paraplegia Paralysis involving a loss of motor control of the lower, but not the upper, limbs
Paresthesia The presence of abnormal sensations, such as tingling, prickling, or burning
Nystagmus Abnormal eye movements that appear after damage to the brain stem or the inner ear
Hypesthesia A reduction in sensitivity
Cataract An abnormal condition in which the lens has lost its transparency
Aphasia A language disorder, impairs the ability to speak or read
Apraxia Inability to carry out a motor pattern(drawing a figure or getting dressed), even with strength and coordination
Anesthesia A total loss of sensation
Conjunctivitis Inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eye caused by infection, allergen,toxin or other irritant.
Glaucoma An eye disorder characterized by an imbalance between aqueous humor production and drainage leading to an increased intraocular pressure.
Gonioscopy Measurement of the angle of the anterior chamber of the eye.
Miotic Refers to the ability to constrict the pupil of the eye.
Mydriatic Refers to the ability to dilate the pupil.
Myringotomy Surgically performed perforation of the tympanic membrane to allow drainage of middle ear secretions and relieve pain and pressure of otis media.
Presbycusis An age-related change in the ear that results in a decreased ability to hear high-frequency sounds.
Proprioception Sensation about the body's position in space that is transferred to the brain after changes in body position trigger fluid movement and bending of hair cells in the vestibular hair cells in the vestibular structures.
Tonometry A diagnostic test for glaucoma that measures intraocular pressure by determining resistance of the eyeball to an applied force.
Tympanoplasty Surgical reconstruction of ossicles and tympanic membrane of the middle ear to help restore hearing.
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