Abduction of Eyes – Outward turning of eyes

Aerochamber – anti-static valved holding chamber for metered doses of inhaled medication like Flovent

Agenesis – Lack of complete development

Bronchoscopy – A small flexible camera is inserted through the airway (nose or mouth) and used to examine the airways/lungs for abnormalities, bleeding, ulcers, or inflammation.

Club Feet – congenital deformity of the foot usually marked by a curled shape or twisted position of the ankle and heel and toes.

Congenital – Existing before or at birth

Cranial Nerve – 12 (pairs) of nerves which are directly connected to the brain

Dysarthria – A speech disorder, caused by a nerve defect

ENT – Ear/Nose/Throat specialist

Facial Diplegia – Paralysis on both sides of the face

Facial Nerve – The 7th cranial nerve, responsible for the muscles involved in facial expression

Flovent – Flovent is a corticosteroid. It works by reducing inflammatory reactions in the airways in response to allergens and irritants in the air. Flovent is used to prevent bronchial asthma attacks.

Gastronomy Tube – (G Tube) External tube connected to an opening in the stomach for feeding

Hypotonic – low muscle tone

Intubation – is the insertion of a tube into an external or internal orifice of the body for the purpose of adding or removing fluids or air.

KCC – Alvin Buckwold Child Development Program at the Kinsmen Children’s Centre

Mobius, P.J. – German neurologist (1853-1907); doctorate in philosophy and mecidine; identified condition known as Mobius Syndrome.

MBS – Modified Barium Swallow test

Myringotomy – is a surgical procedure in which a tiny incision is created in the eardrum, so as to relieve pressure caused by the excessive build-up of fluid, or to drain pus.

NPO – Nil per os, latin for Nothing by mouth

OT – Occupational Therapist

PT – Physical Therapist

RUH – Royal University Hospital

SLP – Speech Language Pathologist

Strabismus – a disorder in which the two eyes do not line up in the same direction, and therefore do not look at the same object at the same time. The condition is more commonly known as “crossed eyes.”

Syndrome – A combination of symptoms that together characterize a condition or disease

Tracheotomy – (Trache) a surgical operation that creates an opening into the trachea with a tube inserted to provide a passage for air

Tubes – Teeny tiny little tubes that get surgically implanted into the ear drum to help let the fluid in the ear do what it’s supposed to do.

Ventolin – Ventolin is a bronchodilator that relaxes the smooth muscle in the airways which allows air to flow in and out of the lungs more easily.


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