auditory tube
noun Date: 1855 eustachian tube

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Auditory tube — The tube that runs from the middle ear to the pharynx, also known as the Eustachian tube. The function of this tube is to protect, aerate and drain the middle ear (and mastoid). Occlusion of the Eustachian tube leads to the development of middle… …   Medical dictionary

  • auditory tube — noun either of the paired tubes connecting the middle ears to the nasopharynx; equalizes air pressure on the two sides of the eardrum • Syn: ↑Eustachian tube • Hypernyms: ↑salpinx • Part Holonyms: ↑middle ear, ↑tympanic cavity, ↑tympanum …   Useful english dictionary

  • auditory tube — ear trumpet, device which improves the hearing of someone who has defective hearing …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Pharyngeal opening of auditory tube — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = ostium pharyngeum tubae auditivae GraySubject = 244 GrayPage = 1141 Caption = Front of nasal part of pharynx, as seen with the laryngoscope. (Pharyngeal ostium labeled at bottom right.) Caption2 = External… …   Wikipedia

  • Sulcus for auditory tube — Infobox Bone Name = PAGENAME Latin = s. tubae auditoriae, s. tubae auditivae GraySubject = 35 GrayPage = 150 Caption = Caption2 = System = Precursor = MeshName = MeshNumber = DorlandsPre = s 28 DorlandsSuf = 12770193 The lateral half of the great …   Wikipedia

  • lateral lamina of cartilage of auditory tube — lamina lateralis cartilaginis tubae auditivae [TA] the smaller of the two laminae that compose the tubal cartilage; it lies in the lateral wall of the auditory tube …   Medical dictionary

  • medial lamina of cartilage of auditory tube — lamina medialis cartilaginis tubae auditivae [TA] the larger of the two laminae that compose the tubal cartilage; it lies in the medial wall of the auditory tube …   Medical dictionary

  • canal for auditory tube — semicanalis tubae auditivae …   Medical dictionary

  • cartilage of auditory tube — cartilago tubae auditivae …   Medical dictionary

  • air cells of auditory tube — cellulae pneumaticae tubae auditivae …   Medical dictionary

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