The Eyes and Ears - Medical Terminology
Terms in this set (45)
to bind together, conjunctiva
horny tissue, cornea
maze, labyrinth (in the ear)
thick, hard, sclera
stapes (stirrup-shaped bone)
What is the common word for the medical term "myopia"
In the term "papilledema" the combining form that means "elevated structure" refers to a part in the ear
A foggy or clouded lens of the eye is called a cataract
A condition of inflammation of the membrane that protects the eye and eyelid is
The condition of hearing a persistent or intermittent noise, when no external cause for the cause exists, is called
What is a tool used to examine the eye
What anatomical structure is treated during the repair procedure known as "blepharoplasty"?
This is the medical term for the condition commonly known as "lazy eye"
What part of the human body does the combining form "tympan/o" refer to?
This is the surgical reconstruction of the tympanic membrane
This procedure is performed by cutting the tympanic membrane
Exophthalmos is a condition in which the tympanic membrane bulges
A disorder of the inner ear that can cause vertigo and tinnitus
This condition results in a loss of vision in the center of the visual field
What is the medical term for what is commonly known as a middle ear infection?
This is a sensation of spinning or swaying while the body is moving
Loss of the ability to focus on near objects due to age is known as
Otopyorrhea is a condition in which blood drains from the ear
Photophobia is hypersensitivity to light
This procedure removes the stirrup-shaped bone of the middle ear and replaces it with a prosthesis
Someone suffering from otopyorrhea is suffering from a discharge of pus from his or her ear
What is the "elevated structure" that is being referred to in the medical term "papilledema"?
the optic disk
Otomycosis is an ear infection caused by a virus
High intraocular pressure can lead to this condition that can cause blindness
The medical term for earache is otalgia
This condition affects the shape of the cornea, leaving both far and near objects out of focus
This condition, which may cause deafness, is caused by an abnormal bone growth of the inner ear
What anatomical structure is inflamed in the condition labyrinthitis?
The medical term that means "farsightedness" is