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1

What is equilibrium?

State of Balance

2

The outer/external ear is separated from the middle ear by what membrane?

Tympanic Membrane

3

What is cerumen?

Ear Wax

4

What is the fibrous tissue that maintains the shape of the eye called?
(Also known as the white of the eye)

Sclera

5

What is the term used for the corner of the eye?

Canthus

6

What is the colored muscular layer of the eye that surround the pupil?

Iris

7

What is Involuntary, constant, rhythmic movement of the eyeball?

Nystagmus

8

What is the term used for a group of eye disorders resulting from increased intraocular pressure?

Glaucoma

9

What is the process of the lens bending the light ray to help focus the rays on the retina called?

Refractiont

10

What is the region of the eye where nerve endings of the retina gather to form the optic nerve called?

Optic Disk

11

What eye structure is transparent and focuses light on the retina?

Lens

12

What is ablation?

Removal of a Part

13

What is the term used for pupillary dilation?

Mydriasis

14

What is lacrimation?

Condition of normal tear production

15

What is the instrument used to visually examine the ear called?

Otoscope

16

What is the name of the spiral-shaped passage that leads from the oval window to the inner ear called?

Cochlea

17

What is the medical term for eyelid?

Palpebra

18

What is the bony cavity of the skull that contains the eyeball called?

Orbit

19

What is the term for eyelashes?

Cilia

20

What is the transparent anterior portion of the sclera called?

Cornea

21

What is the mucous membrane called that lines the underside of each eyelid called?

Conjunctiva

22

What is the platelike frame within the upper and lower eyelids called?

Tarsus

23

What part of the eye consists of the iris, ciliary body, and choroid?

Uvea

24

What is the dilated area in the semicircular canals called?

Ampulla

25

What are the small stones in the saccule and utricle called?

Otoliths

26

What is the osseous chamber at the base of the skull called?

Tympanic Bulla

27

What is the auditory ossicle known as the anvil called?

Incus

28

What is the auditory ossicle known as the stirrup called?

Stapes

29

What is the auditory ossicle known as the hammer called?

Malleus

30

What is the narrow duct that leads from the middle ear to the nasopharynx called?

Eustachian Tube