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Chapter 13


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Chapter 13

  1. 1. CHAPTER 13 Special Senses: The eye and ear By: Dawn Srimahaprom
  2. 2. What are the special senses? • Smell • Taste • Vision • Hearing • Equilibrium
  3. 3. Why are they called “special senses”? • Their sensory receptors are located within relatively large sensory organs in the head, nose, tongue, eyes, and ears.
  4. 4. Some of the abbreviation associate with the special senses: • PE Tube: pressure equalizing tube • EENT: eye, ear, nose, and throat • BC: bone conduction • AU: both ear • OM: otitis media
  5. 5. Cont….. • EM: emmetropia • XT: exotropia • OS: left eye • EOM: extraocular movement • VA: visual acuity
  6. 6. Conclusion • The capacity to see, hear, smell and taste allowed us to enjoy and survive in this world. • The abbreviation is use to shorten the terms, so it is convenience for medical professionals.
  7. 7. References • "The Special Senses." UXL Complete Health Resource. 2001. "The Special Senses." HighBeam Research, 1 Jan. 2001. Web. 19 Apr. 2015. <>. • Fremgen, Bonnie F., and Suzanne S. Frucht. Medical Terminology: A Living Language. 4th ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2009. Print.