Clinical Connection Activity—Chapter 16: Special Senses: Eyes and Ears Objective: Apply your knowledge by
selecting appropriate medical terms used in the clinical environment. antiemetic antiglaucoma agent cochlear implant dacryocystography exophthalmos IOL IOP otitis media photophobia tinnitus tympanoplasty wax emulsifier Complete the statements by selecting a medical term from the list above.
1. Alexa H., a 2-year-old child with a 5-day history of an upper respiratory tract infection, is brought to the pediatrician's office by her mother. The mother states that her child has been irritable and pulling at her ears. The pediatrician examines the child's ears and diagnoses ________________________, inflammation of the middle ear.
2. Eileen A., a 32-year-old designer, is diagnosed with a hyperactive thyroid. One of her presenting symptoms is the protrusion of both eyeballs, known as ________________________.
3. Robert Z., a patient diagnosed with viral meningitis, complains of an unusual intolerance and sensitivity to light. This finding is documented as ________________________.
4. Ruth T., an 88-year-old patient with osteoarthritis, arrives at the physician's office complaining of ringing in her ears. The patient explains that she has been taking aspirin for her arthritis. The physician explains that she is suffering from ________________________, an adverse effect of high-dose aspirin therapy.
5. Vicki L. presents at the ophthalmologist's office complaining of excessive tearing. The ophthalmologist orders ________________________, radiographic imaging of the nasolacrimal glands and ducts, to deter- mine the cause.
6. Juan C. is referred to the otolaryngologist because of hearing loss. The otolaryngologist recommends a(n) ________________________, an artificial hearing device that produces hearing sensations by stimulating nerves within the inner ear.
7. Gavin D., a second-grade student with a history of frequent ear infections, is diagnosed with hearing loss and referred to the otolaryngologist. The otolaryngologist examines the child and discovers a perforation in the left eardrum. Reconstruction of the eardrum, a procedure known as ________________________, is scheduled.
8. Darrell C., a 67-year-old grocery store clerk, is diagnosed with glaucoma. Timolol (Betimol), a(n) ________________________, is prescribed to decrease aqueous humor production in the patient's eyes. 9. Kathleen J., a 42-year-old homemaker, is brought to the physician's office by her husband. She has been suffering from vertigo, nausea, and vomiting for the past 3 days. The physician prescribes meclizine (Antrizine), a(n) ________________________, to relieve the patient's symptoms. Copyright © 2013. F. A. Davis. Activity Pack to Accompany Medical Terminology Systems, 7th ed. 23 24 Clinical Connection Activity
10. Mary L. has a family history of glaucoma. Her tonometry shows 22, which is elevated. The results of this test are documented using the abbreviation ________________________, the pressure within the eye.