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Glossary of ch 17 med term

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aqueous humor
Watery fluid that circulates through the posterior and anterior chambers of the eye.
blepharitis
Inflammation of an eyelid.
blepharoptosis
Prolapse (sagging) of an eyelid.
conjunctivitis
Inflammation of the conjunctiva.
anisocoria
Pupils are of unequal size.
corneal ulcer
Defect in the surface of the cornea.
cycloplegic
Pertaining to paralysis of the ciliary muscle (causing paralysis of accommodation).
dacryoadenitis
Inflammation of a lacrimal (tear) gland.
iritis
Inflammation of the iris.
iridic
Pertaining to the iris.
iridectomy
Removal of (a portion) of the iris.
keratitis
Inflammation of the cornea.
lacrimal
Pertaining to tears.
lacrimation
The process of forming tears.
intraocular
Pertaining to within the eye.
ophthalmologist
One who specializes in the study of the eye, its disorders and treatment.
ophthalmic
Pertaining to the eye.
ophthalmoplegia
Paralysis of the eye (muscles).
opticoptometrist
Pertaining to the eye or to vision.
optometrist
One who “measures” (examines) eyes and prescribes lenses.
optician
One who grinds lenses and fits glasses.
palpebral
Pertaining to the eyelid.
papilledema
Swelling of the optic disc (associated with increased intracranial pressure)
and hyperemia (increased blood flow)
phacoemulsification
Technique of cataract extraction using high-frequency ultrasonic vibrations
to remove the clouded lens.
aphakia
Absence of the lens of the eye.
pupillary
Pertaining to the pupil.
retinitis
Inflammation of the retina.
hypertensive retinopathy
Disease of the retina associated with (secondary to) high blood pressure.
corneoscleral
Pertaining to the cornea and scleral layers of the eye.
scleritis
Inflammation of the sclera.
uveitis
Inflammation of the uvea (vascular layer of the eye).
vitreous humor
Clear, watery fluid filling the jelly-like mass (vitreous body) that fills the cavity
of the eyeball.
otic
Pertaining to the ear.
auditory
Pertaining to hearing.
audiogram
Record of hearing as taken by an audiometer.
acoustic
Pertaining to hearing or sound.
presbycusis
Progressive, bilateral hearing loss occurring with age.

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