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.