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Proprioception

Awareness of body position

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Gustation

Taste

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Olfaction

Smell

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-esthesia

Sensation

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-algesia

Pain

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-osmia

Sense of smell

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-guesia

Sense of taste

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Pinna

Outermost portion of the ear

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Tympanic membrane

Ear drum

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Cerumen

Ear wax that protects the ear and prevents infection

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Ossicles

3 small bones of the middle ear

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3 bones of the middle ear

Malleus, incus, stapes

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Vestibular apparatus

Where the sense of equilibrium is localized

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Audi/o

Hearing

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Acoid, acus, cus

Sound, hearing

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Ot/o

Ear

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Myring/o

Tympanic membrane

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Tympan/o

Tympanic cavity, middle ear, tympanic membrane

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Salping/o

Tube, auditory tube

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Staped/o, stapedi/o

Stapes

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Labryinth/o

Labyrinth, inner ear

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Vestibul/o

Vestibule, vestibular apparatus

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Cochle/o

Cochlea of the inner ear

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Sensorineural hearing loss

Results from damage to the inner ear, 8th cranial nerve or central auditory pathways.

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Otits

Any inflammation of the ear.

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Otitis media

Infection that leads to fluid accumulation in the middle ear cavity.

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Myringotomy

Incision and placement of a tube in the tympanic membrane

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Otitis externa

Inflammation of the external auditory canal. Commonly called swimmers ear.

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Otosclerosis

Bony structure of the inner ear deteriorates and then reforms into spongy bone tissue that may eventually harden.

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Stapedectomy

Surgical removal of the stapes and a prosthetic bone is inserted.