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Flashcards in Exam 3 (Josh) - Nose, Mouth, & Throat Deck (16):
1

Clinical name for 'nostrils'

nares

2

Clinical name for 'septum'

columella

3

How many sinus locations are there?

Frontal Sinuses
Ethmoid Sinuses
Maxillary Sinuses
Sphenoid Sinuses (don't palpate these)

4

What happens to the nose in the aging adult?

- loss of subcutaneous tissue (makes nose look more prominent)
- coarser nose hairs
- diminished sense of smell

5

What should the sinuses normally feel like upon palpation?

firm pressure, but no pain

6

What do normal tonsils look like?

- pink
- rough, indented crypts
- no exudate (puss)

7

Tonsil Grading Scale

1+ Visible
2+ Halfway b/t tonsilar pillars & uvula
3+ Touching the uvula
4+ Touching one another

8

Cracked skin on corners of the skin caused by too much salivation?

Angular Cheilitis

9

Which herpes simplex normally causes the cold sores of the mouth?

HSV 1

10

What is an Aphthous Ulcer?

canker sore

11

Any unhealed sore on lips for longer than 2 weeks needs to be checked for what?

carcinoma

12

What are the clinical presentation of carcinoma?

- initially round & indurated (firm)
- becomes crusted & ulcerated
- elevated border
- b/t outer and middle third of lips

13

Why check the lateral aspect of the tongues?

this is the most frequent site of carcinoma on the tongue

14

Intranasal Corticosteroids can cause which condition in the mouth?

Candidiasis (thrush)

- yeast infection

15

What are signs and symptoms of dehydration of the mouth?

- dry mucosa
- fissured tongue
- cracked lips

16

Epistaxis

nosebleeds