Politzerization
Politzerization Po*litz`er*i*za"tion, n. (Med.) The act of inflating the middle ear by blowing air up the nose during the act of swallowing; -- so called from Prof. Politzer of Vienna, who first practiced it. [1913 Webster]

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  • Politzerization — Politzerization, also called the Politzer maneuver or method, is a medical procedure that involves inflating the middle ear by blowing air up the nose during the act of swallowing. It is often performed to reopen the Eustachian tube and equalise… …   Wikipedia

  • politzerization — Inflation of the eustachian tube and middle ear by the Politzer method. negative p. withdrawal of secretions from a cavity by suction, effected by attaching a compressed Politzer bag or …   Medical dictionary

  • negative politzerization — displacement of secretion from a cavity through negative pressure produced by means of a Politzer bag …   Medical dictionary

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  • Ear clearing — or clearing the ears is any of various maneuvers to equalize the pressure in the middle ear with the outside pressure, by letting air enter along the Eustachian tubes, as this does not always happen automatically when the pressure in the middle… …   Wikipedia

  • Politzer bag — noun A soft, rubber bulb used to inflate the middle ear by increasing air pressure in the nasopharynx. See Also: Politzerisation, Politzerization …   Wiktionary

  • Tube — A long hollow cylinder. There are many tube like structures in the human body, such as the auditory tube (Eustachian tube) in the ear. * * * 1. A hollow cylindrical structure or canal. 2. A hollow cylinder or pipe. SYN: tuba [TA]. [L. tubus]… …   Medical dictionary

  • Кондуктивная тугоухость — Кондуктивная тугоухость …   Википедия

  • Politzer bag cone method (test) — Pol·it·zer bag, cone, method (test) (polґit zər) [Adam Politzer, Hungarian born otologist in Austria, 1835–1920] see under bag and method; see politzerization; and see cone of light, under cone …   Medical dictionary

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