IPT Med Terms Wk 7

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Cochlea

portion of the inner ear shaped like a snail shell; contains the organ of Corti

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Nystagmus

involuntary, constant, rhythmic movement of the eyeball

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Eustachian tube

narrow tube between the middle ear and the throat that serves to equalize pressure on both sides of the eardrum

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Myopia

a vision defect in which parallel rays come to a focus in front of the retina; nearsightedness

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incus

the middle of the three ossicles in the middle ear; also known as the anvil

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Keratoplasty

surgical repair of the cornea

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Labyrinth

the inner ear; made up of the vestibule, cochlea and semicircular canals

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Keratitis

inflammation of the cornea

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Malleus

the largest of the three ossicles; also known as the hammer

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Hyperopia

a vision defect in which parallel rays come to a focus beyond the retina

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Presbycusis

impairment of hearing that occurs with aging

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Glaucoma

disease characterized by increased intraocular pressure; results in atrophy of the optic nerve and blindness

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Stapes

the innermost of the ossicles of the middle ear; also known as the stirrup

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Exotropia

turning outward of one or both eyes

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Tinnitus

a ringing or jingling sound in the ear