Medical Terminology OFT 140

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Medical Terminology OFT 140
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Chapter Thirteen Ear
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Diagnostic Tests & Procedures; Operative Terms; Therapeutic Terms/Drugs; Acronyms/Abbreviations
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  1. Audiometry
    (3 Types)
    • process of measuring the heart
    • - 3 types: audiometer, audiogram, audiologist
  2. Audiometer
    • audiometry
    • - instrument to measure hearing
  3. Audiogram
    • audiometry
    • - record of hearing measurment
  4. Audiologist
    • audiometry
    • - person who specializes in the study of hearing impairments
  5. Auditory Acuity Testing
    • - physical assessment of hearing
    • - useful in differentiating between conductive & sensorineural hearing loss
    • - tuning fork
  6. Tuning Fork
    • two-pronged fork-like instrument that vibrates when struck
    • - used for: testing hearing (especially bone conduction)
  7. Brainstem Auditory Evoked Potentials (BAEP)
    electrodiagnostic testing using computerized equipment to measure involuntary responses to sound within the auditory nervous meatus (canal) & tympanic membrane
  8. Otoscopy
    use of an otoscpoe to examine the external auditory meatus (canal) & tympanic membrane
  9. Pneumatic Otoscopy
    • otoscopic observation of the tympanic membrane as air is released into the external auditory meatus (canal)
    • - immobility indicates the presence of middle ear effusion (fluid buildup) as occurs as a result of otitis media
  10. Tympanometry
    measurement of the compliance & mobility (conductibility) of the tympanic membrane & ossicles of the middle ear by monitoring the response after exposure to external airflow pressures
  11. Microsurgery
    • operative
    • - surgery with the use of a microscope
    • - used in procedure involving delicate tissue such as the ear
  12. Myringotomy
    (Tympanostomy)
    • operative
    • - incision into the eardrum, most often for the insertion of a small metal or plastic tube (polyethylene tube- PE), to keep the meatus (canal) open
    • - avoids fluid buildup (effusion) as that which occurs as a result of otitis media
  13. Otoplasty
    • operative
    • - surgical repair of the external ear
  14. Stapedectomy
    • operative
    • - excison of the stapes
    • - corrects: otosclerosis
  15. Tympanoplasty
    • operative
    • - vein graft of a scarred tympanic membrane
    • - improves sound conduction
  16. Auditory Prosthesis
    (2 types)
    • therapeutic
    • - any internal or external device that improves or substitutes for natural hearing
    • - 2 types: hearing aid, cochlear implant
  17. Hearing Aid
    • therapeutic (auditory prosthesis)
    • - external amplifying device designed to improve hearing by more effective collection of sound into the ear
  18. Cochlear Implant
    • therapeutic (auditory prosthesis)
    • - electronic device implanted in the cochlea
    • - provides sound perception to patients with severe or profound sensorineural (nerve) hearing loss in both ears
  19. Ear Lavage
    • therapeutic
    • - irrigation of the external ear canal
    • - common use: removal of excessive buildup of cerumen
  20. Antibiotics
    • therapeutic drug
    • - drug that inhibits growth or destroys microorganisms
    • - use: treatment of diseases that cause bacteria (otitis media)
  21. Antihistamine
    • therapeutic drug
    • - blocks the effects of histamine
  22. Histamine
    regulating body substance released in excess during allergic reactions that cause swelling & inflammation of tissues
  23. Anti-Inflammatory
    • therapeutic drug
    • - reduces inflammation
  24. Decongestant
    • therapeutic drug
    • - reduces congestion & swelling of membranes, such as those of the nose & eustachian tube after infection
  25. BAEP
    brainstem auditory evoked potentials
  26. PE
    polyethylene
  27. TM
    tympanic membrane

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