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Special senses Abbreviations

  1. 1. By Amal Shaar Bio 120 4/15/12
  2. 2. Small tube surgically placed in theear to assist in drainage of infectionAbbreviation: PE Tubes
  3. 3. Eye, Ear, Nose and ThroatAbbreviation: EENT
  4. 4. Bone conduction is the conduction of sound to the inner ear through thebones of the skull. It is the reason why a persons voice sounds different tohim or her when it is recorded and played back. People perceive their ownvoices to be lower and fuller than others hear it.Abbreviation: BC
  5. 5. Both the right and left earwork together to enable youto selectively listen to one ofseveral sounds.Abbreviation: AU
  6. 6. Inflammation or infection of the middle ear. "Otitis"means inflammation of the ear, and "media" meansmiddle.Abbreviation: OM
  7. 7. The condition of the normal eye when parallelrays are focused exactly on the retina and vision isperfect.Abbreviation: EM
  8. 8. A form ofstrabismus where the eyes aredeviated outward. (opposite of esotropia)Abbreviation: XT
  9. 9. Abbreviation: OS
  10. 10. The extraocular muscles are the six muscles that controlthe movements of the eye. The actions of the extraocularmuscles depend on the position of the eye at the time ofmuscle contraction.Abbreviation: EOM
  11. 11. Visual acuity often is referred to as “Snellen” acuity. The chart and theletters are named for a 19th-century Dutch ophthalmologist HermannSnellen (1834–1908) who created them as a test of visual acuity.It is an indication of the clearness of one’s vision. In other words, themeasurement of how well a person sees. The word “acuity” comes fromthe Latin acuitas, which means sharpness.Abbreviation: VA

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