Chapter 37

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  1. SensoryDeficits- What are the four major diseases that frequently cause impaired vision in Americans age 40 and over?
    Age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy.
  2. SensoryDeficits- What happens when someone has a sensory deficit?
    • Pts not able to receive light and sound
    • Have blurred vision from cataracts and abnormal taste sensation from xerostomia
  3. SensoryDeficits-What does sudden sensory loss due to an injury or side effect to medication cause?
    Fear, anger, feelings of helplessness
  4. SensoryDeficits- Example of sensory compensation?
    Pt who is blind often develops an acute sense of hearing
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Chapter 37
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Chapter 37 Sensory Alterations
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