12/05/11 (MA) Medical Terminology - Pg. 537

  1. blepharoptosis
    is prolapsed of an eyelid
  2. dacryorrhea
    means excessive flow of tears.
  3. diplopia
    means double vision
  4. keratitus
    refers to inflammation of the cornea due to a vision-threatening infection; sometimes occurs when contact lenses are not disinfected properly.
  5. sclera
    refers to white in the eye
  6. hyperopia
    means farsightedness
  7. myopia
    means nearsightedness
  8. ophthalmologist
    is a physician who specializes in the treatment of eye disorders.
  9. cholesteatoma
    is a tumor like sac filled with keratin debris most commonly found in the middle ear.
  10. eustachian tube
    equalizes the air pressure in the middle of the ear with that if the outside atmosphere.
  11. labyrinth
    is a system of intercommunicating canals, especially of the inner ear.
  12. otitis media
    is inflammation of the middle ear.
  13. salpingostenosis
    is a narrowing or stricture of the eustachian tube.
  14. tympanic membrane
    is the eardrum; it vibrates when sound waves strike it.
  15. chronic
    means of long duration, designating a disease showing little change or slow progression.
  16. diagnosis
    is the process of determining the cause and nature of a pathological condition.
  17. general anesthetic
    is a is anesthesia that affects the entire body with loss if consciousness.
  18. mastoid sugery
    is an operation on the mastoid process of the temporal bone.
  19. mucoserous
    means composed of mucus and serum.
  20. postoperatively
    means occurring after surgery
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12/05/11 (MA) Medical Terminology - Pg. 537
12/05/11 (MA) Medical Terminology - Pg. 537