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Ch.6 Eye /Ear

Ch.6 Eye /Ear Brittany Benning #22

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audiometer- An instrument used to measure hearing acuity quantitatively for the various frequencies of sound waves.
canthus- The junction of the eyelids at either corner of the eye.
cerumen- Ear wax.
hyperopia- Farsightedness.
instillation- The dropping of liquid into a body cavity.
irrigation- The washing of a body canal with a flowing solution.
myopia- Nearsightedness.
otoscope- An instrument for measuring the external ear canal and tympanic membrane.
presbyopia- A decrease in the elasticity of the lens that occurs with aging, resulting in a decreased ability to focus on close objects.
refraction- The deflection of bending of light rays by a lens.
tympanic membrane- A thin, semitransparent membrane located between the external ear canal and the middle ear that receives and transmits sound waves; also known as the eardrum.
impacted- Wedged firmly together so as to be immovable.
Created by: brittanybenning