11-3 The Senses
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11-3 The Senses
Anatomy Physiology Human Body
The process of the lens changing shape to permit close vision.
Lazy eye; a condition characterized by the inward turning of the affected eye.
a watery, transparent liquid that circulates between the anterior and posterior chambers of the eye.
Blurring of the vision caused by an abnormal curvature of the cornea.
Pertaining to the sense of hearing; the external canal of the ear.
an opacity of the lens of the eye resulting in blindness.
Waxlike brown secretion found in the external auditory canal.
the vascular coat of the eye between the sclera and the retina.
the snail-shaped portion of the inner ear.
A mucous membrane that lines the eyelids and covers the anterior sclera of the eyeball.
The transparent extension of the sclera that lies in front of the pupil of the eye.
Surgical excision of the eyeball.
Nosebleed; hemorrhage from the nose.
refers to the tube of the middle ear that connects to the pharynx.
a depression in the posterior surface of the retina that is the place of sharpest vision.
a disease of the eye characterized by increased intraocular pressure.\
A defect of vision so that objects can only be seen when they are far away; farsightedness.
the anvil, the middle bone of the three in the middle ear.
hidden, not apparent.
The colored, contractible tissue surrounding the pupil of the eye.
Pertaining to tears; the glands and ducts that secrete and convey tears.
a part of the eye that bends or refracts images onto the retina.
The largest of the three bones of the middle ear, also called the hammer.
a disorder of the ear characterized by nausea, vomiting, tinnitus, and hearing loss.
a defect in vision so that objects can only be seen when very near; nearsightedness.
The blind spot where the optic nerve exits from the retina of the eye.
Organ of Corti-
Terminal acoustic apparatus in the cochlea of the inner ear.
Inflammation of the ear; can be referenced to the external middle or internal ear.
Condition characterized by progressive deafness caused by the fixation of the stapes of the middle ear.
a tumor with a pedicle, especially on mucous membranes, such as in the nose, rectum, or intestines.
impairment of acute hearing in old age.
a defect of vision in advancing age involving loss of accommodation.
the contractible opening in the center of the iris for the transmission of light.
One employed to greet telephone callers, visitors, patients, or clients.
the innermost layer of the eye that receives the image formed by the lens.
a degeneration of the retina caused by a decrease in blood supply.
the white or sclerotic outer coat of the eye.
Structures located in the inner ear.
refers to a sensory nerve.
One of the three bones of the middle ear.
an eye disorder caused by imbalance of the ocular muscles.
a ringing or tinkling sound in the ear that is heard only by the person affected.
the substance that fills the vitreous body of the eye of the lens.