Eustachian catheter
Eustachian Eu*sta"chi*an, a. [From Eustachi, a learned Italian physician who died in Rome, 1574.] (Anat.) (a) Discovered by Eustachius. (b) Pertaining to the Eustachian tube; as, Eustachian catheter. [1913 Webster]

{Eustachian catheter}, a tubular instrument to be introduced into the Eustachian tube so as to allow of inflation of the middle ear through the nose or mouth.

{Eustrachian tube} (Anat.), a passage from the tympanum of the ear to the pharynx. See {Ear}.

{Eustachian valve} (Anat.), a crescent-shaped fold of the lining membrane of the heart at the entrance of the vena cava inferior. It directs the blood towards the left auricle in the fetus, but is rudimentary and functionless in the adult. [1913 Webster]


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  • Eustachian catheter — Catheter Cath e*ter, n. [L., fr. Gr. ? a thing let down or put in, catheter, fr. ? to send down, to let down; ? + ? to send.] (Med.) The name of various instruments for passing along mucous canals, esp. applied to a tubular instrument to be… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eustachian catheter — an instrument for inflating the eustachian tube for treatment of diseases of the middle ear …   Medical dictionary

  • Eustachian — Eu*sta chi*an, a. [From Eustachi, a learned Italian physician who died in Rome, 1574.] (Anat.) (a) Discovered by Eustachius. (b) Pertaining to the Eustachian tube; as, Eustachian catheter. [1913 Webster] {Eustachian catheter}, a tubular… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Eustachian valve — Eustachian Eu*sta chi*an, a. [From Eustachi, a learned Italian physician who died in Rome, 1574.] (Anat.) (a) Discovered by Eustachius. (b) Pertaining to the Eustachian tube; as, Eustachian catheter. [1913 Webster] {Eustachian catheter}, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Catheter — Cath e*ter, n. [L., fr. Gr. ? a thing let down or put in, catheter, fr. ? to send down, to let down; ? + ? to send.] (Med.) The name of various instruments for passing along mucous canals, esp. applied to a tubular instrument to be introduced… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Eustachian tube — Infobox Anatomy Name = Eustachian tube Latin = tuba auditiva GraySubject = 230 GrayPage = 1042 Caption = Anatomy of the human ear. Caption2 = MapPos = Eustachian Tube MapCaption = The middle ear Precursor = first branchial pouch System = Artery …   Wikipedia

  • catheter — 1. A tubular instrument to allow passage of fluid from or into a body cavity or blood vessel. SEE ALSO: line (4). 2. Especially a c. designed to be passed through the urethra into the bladder to drain it of retained …   Medical dictionary

  • Prostatic catheter — Catheter Cath e*ter, n. [L., fr. Gr. ? a thing let down or put in, catheter, fr. ? to send down, to let down; ? + ? to send.] (Med.) The name of various instruments for passing along mucous canals, esp. applied to a tubular instrument to be… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Eustrachian tube — Eustachian Eu*sta chi*an, a. [From Eustachi, a learned Italian physician who died in Rome, 1574.] (Anat.) (a) Discovered by Eustachius. (b) Pertaining to the Eustachian tube; as, Eustachian catheter. [1913 Webster] {Eustachian catheter}, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Eustachio — Bartolommeo E., Italian anatomist, 1524–1574. See eustachian catheter, eustachian cushion, eustachian tonsil, tuba eustachiana, eustachian tube, eustachian tuber, eustachian valve …   Medical dictionary

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