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The general faculty by which conditions inside or outside the body are perceived

Sense

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The Science dealing with the eye and it's diseases

Ophthalmology

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A physician who specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of disorders of the eye

Ophthalmologist

3

A person skilled in grinding lenses and fitting glasses

Optician

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Light rays come to a focus behind the retina; farsightedness

Hyperopia

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Light rays come to a focus in front of the retina; nearsightedness

Myopia

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Mucous membrane which lines eyelids and coats the front portion of the eyeball

Conjunctiva

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Pertaining to sound or to the sense of hearing

Acoustic

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A branch of science dealing with hearing, especially the therapy of individuals having impaired hearing

Audiology

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The science dealing with the ear, its function, and its diseases

Otology

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The science dealing with the ear, nose, and the larynx and their functions and diseases

Otorhinolaryngology

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State of balance or rest; condition in which contending forces are equal

Equilibrium

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Intricate communicating passages of the internal ear

Labyrinth

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Pertaining to Smell

Olfactory

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One of the three scroll like bones which projects medially from the lateral wall and nasal cavity; also called nasal concha

Turbinate

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Pertaining to sense of taste

Gustatory

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Perceptible to the touch

Tactile

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Pain seeming to arise other than its origin

Somatic pain