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Definition of the noun ear canal

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noun

  1. either of the passages in the outer ear from the auricle to the tympanic membrane

Alternative definition of the noun ear canal

noun

  1. [anatomy] The tube or meatus running from the outer ear to the eardrum through which sound enters.

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Google previewDictionary of Veterinary Nursing (2016)

by Sue Guthrie, Denis Richard Lane, Sian Griffith

The middle ear consists of the chamber of the ear, within the tympanic part of the temporal bone, housing the auditory ossicles – the malleus, incus and stapes; it transmits sound from the external ear canal (across the tympanic membrane) to the oval and round windows of the cochlea; see also COCHLEA, OTITIS MEDIA. The outer ear includes the pinna (ear flap) and external auditory canal; see also OTITIS EXTERNA. ear canal The funnel-shaped, cartilaginous canal of the outer ear, ...

Google previewBlack’s Medical Dictionary (2017)

by Harvey Marcovitch

occurring in the outer ear canal. The pinna is usually tender on movement (unlike acute otitis media – see below) and a discharge may be present. Initially treatment might be offered using magnesium sulphate paste or glycerine and 10-per-cent ichthammol. Topical antibiotic drops can be used and occasionally antibiotics by mouth are recommended. Analgesics and locally applied warmth help relieve the pain.

Google previewEncyclopedia of International Sports Studies: F-O (2006)

by Roger Bartlett, Chris Gratton, Christer Rolf

hot water, or contaminated water • not removing water from the ears after swimming introducing bacteria by inserting a dirty finger, contaminated swabs, or other objects into the ear contact with water containing sensitising agents to which the swimmer is allergic, or agents that are known irritants such as chemicals • constant use by swimmers of over- the-counter drops that denude the ear canal further Diagnosis The normal ear defences are cerumen and an S- shaped outer canal.

Google previewThe Complete Encyclopedia of Medicine & Health (2006)

by J. P. Schadé

The origin of the fluid may be due to an infection of the external ear canal. A ruptured tympanic membrane usually produces serum-like fluid. Any trauma to the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Perception (2010)

by E. Bruce Goldstein

membrane, is the boundary between the outer ear canal and the middle ear. On its inner side, the tympanic membrane is connected to one of a chain of small bones called ossicles that transmit the vibrations set up by sound through the middle ear to the inner ear. The ossicles connect the tympanic membrane to another membrane called the oval window membrane that vibrates the fluids in the inner ear.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Imaging (2008)

by Albert L. Baert

Grade III is a rudimentary soft tissue structure and atresia of the external ear canal.

Google previewEncyclopedia of International Sports Studies (2010)

by Roger Bartlett, Chris Gratton, Christer Rolf

hot water, or contaminated water not removing water from the ears after swimming introducing bacteria by inserting a dirty finger, contaminated swabs, or other objects into the ear contact with water containing sensitising agents to which the swimmer is allergic, or agents that are known irritants such as chemicals constant use by swimmers of overthe-counter drops that denude the ear canal further Diagnosis The swimmer will complain of ear fullness, ear discomfort, hearing loss, ...

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2016)

by Mosby

The tragus is then pushed against the ear canal to ensure that the drops stay in the canal. eardrops [AS, eare + dropa], a topical, liquid form of medication for the local treatment of various conditions of the ear, such as inflammation or infection of the Early and Periodic Screening Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT), a benefit of the U.S. Medicaid program for enrolled children under the age ...

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