Ch 17 - Sense Organs: Eye & Ear Terminology Flashcards Preview

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Flashcards in Ch 17 - Sense Organs: Eye & Ear Terminology Deck (20):
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blephar/o

eyelid

ex. blepharoptosis - drooping/sagging of the eyelid

2

conjunctiv/o

conjunctiva

ex. conjunctivitis - pinkeye/inflammation of the conjuctiva

3

dacry/o

tears, tear duct

ex. inflammation of the tear gland

4

ir/o,
irid/o

iris (colored portion of the eye around the pupil)

ex. iridectomy - removal of a portion of the iris

5

lacrim/o

tears

ex. lacrimation - process of forming tears

6

ophthalm/o

eye

ex. opthalmoplegia - paralysis of the eye muscle

7

scler/o

sclera (white of the eye); hard

ex. scleritis - inflammation of the sclera

8

uve/o

uvea; vascular layer of the eye (iris, ciliary body, and choroid)

ex. uveitis - inflammation of the uvea

9

ambly/o

dull, dim

ex. amblyopia - dullness of vision

10

dipl/o

double

ex. diplopia - double vision

11

glauc/o

gray

ex. glaucoma - disease of the eye because of increased interoccular pressure

12

phot/o

light

ex. photophobia - sensitivity to light

13

xer/o

dry

ex. xerophthalmia - dry eyes

14

-opsia

vision

ex. hemianopsia - abscence in the vision in half of the field

15

cochle/o

cochlea

ex. cochlear - p. the cochlea

16

myring/o

eardrum, tympanic membrane

ex. myringotomy - incision into the eardrum

17

ot/o

ear

ex. otopyorrhea - discharge of pus in the ear

18

tympan/o

eardrum, tympanic membrane

ex. tympanoplasty - surgical repair of the eardrum

19

-acusis or -cusis

hearing

ex. presbycusis - progressive hearing loss with age

20

-otia

ear condition

ex. macrotia - condition of large ears