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Review for Health Science par 4

Chapter 10, chapter 11
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Reye's syndrome
a potentially fatal condition that has been linked to giving aspirin to children suffering from viral infections
Dura mate
the thick, tough, outermost membrane of the meninges
Hyperesthesia
a condition of excessive sensitivity to stimuli
Ischemic stroke
a type of stroke that occurs when the flow of blood to the brain is blocked
Meningitis
an inflammation of the meninges of the brain or spinal cord
Delusion
a false personal belief that is maintained despite obvious proof or evidence to the contrary
Amblyopia
a dimness of vision or the partial loss of sight, especially in one eye, without detectable disease of the eye
Astigmatism
a condition in which the eye does not focus properly because of uneven curvatures of the cornea
Blepharoptysis
drooping of the upper eyelid that is usually due to paralysis
Cataract
the loss of transparency of the lens that causes a progressive loss of visual clarity
Presbycusis
a gradual loss of sensorineural hearing that occurs as the body ages
Hyperopia
a defect in which light rays focus beyond the retina; also known as farsightedness
Infectious myringitis
a contagious inflammation that causes painful blisters on the eardrum