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MT Short Course Sy10

Skin and Sense Organs Abbreviations and Terms

aur/o ot/o ear
cutane/o derm/o dermat/o skin
myring/o tympan/o eardrum
ocul/o ophthalm/o eye
phak/o lens of the eye
pil/o trich/o hair
retin/o retina
ung/o nail
VF the area that the eye is able to see; visual field
OD right eye
VA clarity of vision; visual acuity
AOM acute otitis media; inflammation of the ear
PE tube ventilating tube for eardrum; placed in the ear to equalize pressure
Derm study of the skin
PPD purified protein derivative; test material used to check for tuberculosis given by intradermal injection
AS left ear
PERRLA pupils equal, round, reactive to light and accommodation; evaluation of the pupils of the eye
ENT ears, nose and throat
AD right ear (Latin, auris dexter)
AS left ear (Latin, auris sinister)
HEENT head, eyes, ears, nose, throat
OS left eye (Latin, oculus sinister)
Created by: cskinner
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