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Medical Terminology

Nervous System, Special Senses
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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