Medical Terminology

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Nervous System, Special Senses

affect

mood

ageusia

taste impairment

agnosia

loss of comprehension of a sensation(s)

anesthesia

loss of sensation

aphasia

impairment of the abiity to communicate through speech, writing, or signs

apraxia

inability to use objects appropriately

ataxia

defective muscular coordination

Bell's palsy

unilateral facial paralysis

cognition

intellectual function

confabulation

using inappropriate words to fill in memory gaps

confusion

not being aware of time, place, or self

delirium

state of mental confusion and excitement

delusion

false belief

dementia

broad impairment of intellectual function

disorientation

inability to recognize time, place, or person

dyslexia

inability to interpret written language while having normal vision

fasciculation

incoluntary muscle twitching

hyperesthesia

increased sensitivity to touch/pain

hypoesthesia

dulled sensitivity to touch/pain

labile

rapidly changing emotions

multiple sclerosis

inflammatory disease of the central nervous system

myasthenia gravis

disease characterized by muscle weakness

nuchal rigidity

inability to bend the neck

paralysis

temporary or permanent loss of function

paresthesia

sensation of numbness or tingling

Parkinson's disease

chronic nervous disease characterized by tremors and muscle weakness

reflex

involuntary response to a stimulus

seizure (epileptic)

sudden attack of altered consciousness and motor activity

trigeminal neuralgia

pain along the trigeminal nerve

vertigo

dizziness

amblyopia

reduction of vision

anisocoria

inequality of pupil size

auditory

hearing

blepharitis

inflammation of the eyelid margins

chalazion

small eyelid tumors

conjunctiva

mucous membrane lining eyelids and eyeball

diplopia

double vision

ectropion

eversion of the eyelid margin

entropion

inversion of the eyelid margin

epistaxis

nosebleed

exophthalmos

abnormal protrusion of the eyeball

gustatory

taste

hordeolum

sty

iritis

inflammation of the iris

lacrimation

tearing

mydriasis

dilation of the pupil

miosis

constriction of the pupil

nystagmus

cyclical movement of the eyeball

olfactory

smell

palpebra

eyelid

photophobia

intolerance of light

presbyopia

defect of vision in advancing age

pterygium

thickening of conjunctiva lining eyeball

ptosis

upper eyelid drooping

scotoma

blind gap in the visual field

strabismus

deviation of eye movement

tactile

touch

visual

sight

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