Special Senses

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Special Senses
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2011-10-14 13:39:36
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Combining Forms, Suffixes, and Prefixes of the Special Senses
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  1. ambly/o
    • dull, dim
    • ambly/opia - dimness of vision
  2. aque/o
    • water
    • aque/ous - pertaining to water
  3. blephar/o
    • eyelid
    • blephar/o/ptosis - prolapse or downward displacement of the eyelid
  4. choroid/o
    • choroid
    • choroid/o/pathy - disease of the choroid
  5. conjunctiv/o
    • conjunctiva
    • conjunctiv/al - pertaining to the conjunctiva
  6. core/o
    • pupil
    • core/o/meter - instrument for measuring the pupil
  7. pupill/o
    • pupil
    • pupill/o/graphy - process of recording (movement of) the pupil
  8. corne/o
    • cornea
    • corne/al - pertaining to the cornea
  9. cycl/o
    • ciliary body of eye; circular; cycle
    • cycl/o/plegia - paralysis of the ciliary body
  10. dacry/o
    • tear; lacrimal apparatus (duct, sac, or gland)
    • dacry/oma - tumorlike swelling of the lacrimal duct
  11. lacrim/o
    • tear; lacrimal apparatus (duct, sac, or gland)
    • lacrim/o/tomy - incision of the lacrimal duct or sac
  12. dacryocyst/o
    • lacrimal sac
    • dacryocyst/o/ptosis - prolapse of the lacrimal sac
  13. glauc/o
    • gray
    • glauc/oma - gray tumor
  14. goni/o
    • angle
    • goni/o/scopy - visual examination of the irideocorneal angle
  15. irid/o
    • iris
    • irid/o/plegia - paralysis of (the sphincter of) the iris
  16. kerat/o
    • horny tissue; hard; cornea
    • kerat/o/tomy - incision of the cornea
  17. ocul/o
    • eye
    • ocul/o/myc/osis - fungal infection of the eye (or its parts)
  18. ophthalm/o
    • eye
    • opthalm/o/logist - specialist in the study of the eye
  19. opt/o
    • eye, vision
    • opt/o/metry - act of measuring vision
  20. optic/o
    • eye, vision
    • optic/al - pertaining to the eye or vision
  21. phac/o
    • lens
    • phac/o/cele - herniation (displacement) of the lens into the interior chamber of the eye
  22. phot/o
    • light
    • phot/o/phobia - abnormal fear of (intolerance to) light
  23. presby/o
    • old age
    • presby/opia - (poor) vision (associated with) old age
  24. retin/o
    • retina
    • retin/o/sis - abnormal condition of the retina
  25. scler/o
    • hardening; sclera (white of eye)
    • scler/o/malacia - softening of the sclera
  26. scot/o
    • darkness
    • scot/o/ma - dark, tumorlike spot
  27. vitr/o
    • vitreous body (of eye)
    • vitr/ectomy - removal of the (contents of the) vitreous chamber
  28. audi/o
    • hearing
    • audi/o/meter - instrument to measure hearing
  29. labyrinth/o
    • labyrinth (inner ear)
    • labyrinth/o/tomy - incision of the labyrinth
  30. mastoid/o
    • mastoid process
    • mastoid/ectomy - removal of the mastoid process
  31. ot/o
    • ear
    • ot/o/py/o/rrhea - discharge of puss from the ear
  32. salping/o
    • tubes (usually fallopian or eustachian (auditory) tubes)
    • salping/o/scope - instrument to examine the eustachian tubes
  33. staped/o
    • stapes
    • staped/ectomy - excision of the stapes
  34. myring/o
    • tympanic membrane (eardrum)
    • myring/o/myc/osis - abnormal condition due to fungal infection of the tympanic membrane
  35. tympan/o
    • tympanic membrane (eardrum)
    • tympan/o/stomy - forming an opening in the tympanic membrane
  36. -acusia
    • hearing
    • an/acusia - not hearing (deafness)
  37. -cusis
    • hearing
    • presby/cusis - hearing (loss) associated with old age
  38. -opia
    • vision
    • dipl/opia - double vision
  39. -opsia
    • vision
    • heter/opsia - inequality of vision (in the two eyes)
  40. tropia
    • turning
    • eso/tropia - turning inward (of the eyes); also called convergent strabismus or crossed eyes
  41. exo-
    • outside, outward
    • exo/tropia - abnormal turning outward of (one or both eyes); also called divergent strabismus
  42. hyper-
    • excessive, above normal
    • hyper/opia - excess (farsighted) vision

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