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Auditory

Pertaining to hearing

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Acoustic

Pertaining to hearing

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Audiometer

Instrument used to measure hearing

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Pupil

The opening in the center of the iris

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Otopyorrhea

Flow of pus from the ear

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Myringotomy

Incision of the tympanic membrane

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Cholesteatoma

Tumor-like mass filled with epithelial cells and cholesterol

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Cataract

An opacity of the crystalline lens

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Ophthalmology

The study of the eye

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Cerumen

Medical term for ear wax

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Vertigo

Feeling of dizziness, illusion of movement

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Photoreceptive cells

Translate light waves focused on the retina's surface into nerve impulses

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Exotropia

An eye disorder in which the eyes can not focus and turn outward (wall eye)

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Mydriatrics

Agents that cause the pupil to dilate

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AU

Auris Unitas (both ears)

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OD

Oculus Dexter (right eye)

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Sclera

White of the eye and cornea- outer layer

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Retina

Innermost later that contains photo receptive cells

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Otorhinolaryngology

The study of the ear, nose, and larynx (ENT)

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Iris

Colored membrane attached to the ciliary body and suspended between the lens and the cornea in the aqueous humor

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Glaucoma

Disease characterized by increased intraocular pressure, which results in atrophy of the optic nerve and can cause blindness