Chapter 13 Yelisa Alcantara Biology 120 Medical Terminology for Medical Careers
Pressure Equalizing Tube Abbreviation:PE – Is a small tube surgically placed in a child’s eardrum. It helps in drainage of trapped fluid and to help equalize pressure between the middle ear cavity and the atmosphere.
Bone Conduction Abbreviation: BC-The process by which sound waves are transmitted to the inner ear by the cranial bones without traveling through the air in the ear canal.
Both Ears Abbreviation:AU
Otitis Media Abbreviation: OM- Commonly referred to as middle ear infection, seen frequently in children. Often preceded by an upper respiratory infection.
Emmetropia Abbreviation:EM- State of normal vision
Exotropia Abbreviation:XT-Outward turning of the eye.
Left Eye Abbreviation:LE
Visual Acuity Abbreviation:VA-Is a test; measurement of the sharpness of a patients vision.
Source Medical Terminology A living Language-Bonnie F. Fremgen &Suzanne S. Frucht www.abbreviations.com www.medilexicon.com www.jdmd.com/gossary/medabbr.pdf www.dictionary.com