Flashcards in The Challanged Patient Deck (13):
A surgical diversion of the large intestine through an opening in the skin where the fecal matter is collected in a pouch; may be temporary or permanent.
Deafness caused when there is a blocking of the transmission of the sound waves through the external ear canal to the middle or inner ear
Slow loss of vision as a result of damage done by diabetes
Removal of the eyeball after trauma or illness
Group of eye diseases that results in increased intraocular pressure on the optic nerve; if left untreated, it can lead to blindness
Inner ear infection that causes vertigo, nausea, and unsteady gait
Cystic fibrosis, so called because of the abnormally viscous mucous secretions associated with the disease
A condition that results from an abnormally low neutophil count in the blood
Middle ear infection
Progressive hearing loss that occurs with aging.
Deafness caused by the inability of nerve impulses to reach the auditory center of the brain because of nerve damage either to the inner ear or to the brain
Abscence or impairment of the ability to communicate through speaking, writing, or signing as a result of brain dysfunction.