Medical Dictionary Definitions A-Z List
Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «O»:
OCP: Oral contraceptive pill. Also known as "the pill"....
OCPD: Obsessive-compulsive personality
Octalene: Trade name of the insecticide aldrin. See: Aldrin and dieldrin....
Octalox: Trade name of the insecticide dieldrin. See: Aldrin and dieldrin....
Octogenarian: Someone in his or her eighties, that is, between 80 and 89 years of age. See also: Age by decade....
Ocular: Having to do with the eye.
In a microscope, the lens closest to the eye is termed the ocular
(the eyepiece) whereas the objective (also called the objective lens)
is the lens nearest to the object being examined.
The light microscope today is usually binocular (with one ocular
for each ...
Ocular conjunctiva: That part of the conjunctiva, a clear membrane of the eye, which covers the outer surface of the eye.
The other part of the conjunctiva is the palpebral conjunctiva, which lines the inside of the eyelids.
The ocular conjunctiva is also called the bulbar conjunctiva....
Ocular histoplasmosis syndrome
Ocular histoplasmosis syndrome: An eye disease that is a leading cause of vision loss, due to the spread of spores of the fungus Histoplasma capsulatum (histo) from the lungs to the eye where they lodge in the choroid (a layer of blood vessels that provides blood and nutrients to the retina).
Ocular melanoma: See: Melanoma, ocular....
Ocular migraine: See migraine, ocular. ...
Ocular prosthesis: 1. An artificial replacement for an eyeball. In other words, an artificial eye, a globe of glass or plastic colored so it looks like an eyeball.
2. In the strict sense, any artificial aid to vision such as, for example, a pair of eyeglasses or a plastic lens inserted in the place...
Oculo-auriculo-vertebral spectrum: See: Goldenhar syndrome....
Oculoauriculovertebral dysplasia: See: Goldenhar syndrome....
Oculocraniosomatic syndrome: See: Kearns-Sayre syndrome....
Oculocutaneous albinism: See: Albinism, oculocutaneous....