auditory tube

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Noun1.auditory tube - either of the paired tubes connecting the middle ears to the nasopharynxauditory tube - either of the paired tubes connecting the middle ears to the nasopharynx; equalizes air pressure on the two sides of the eardrum
salpinx - a tube in the uterus or the ear
middle ear, tympanic cavity, tympanum - the main cavity of the ear; between the eardrum and the inner ear
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The Auditory Tube (AT) extends from the anterior wall of the inferior nasal concha middle ear to the lateral wall of the nasopharynx, approximately at the level of the inferior nasal concha.
The middle ear comprises the tympanic cavity, consisting of the tympanic membrane (middle and inner layers), ossicular chain with its muscles and ligaments, the auditory tube, the aditus, antrum and mastoid cells [1,2].
6,7,12) The middle ear also communicates with the pharyngeal cavity via the auditory tube.
Moreover, among the endogenous factors, auditory tube dysfunction is assumed to play a major role [Cozza et al.
Tinnitus is a sound in one ear or both ears, such as buzzing, ringing, or whistling, occurring without an external stimulus and usually caused by a specific condition, such as an ear infection, hearing damage, the use of certain drugs, a blocked auditory tube or canal, or a head injury.
duration of chronic otitis media and auditory tube functional status on the pneumatization of mastoid air cells.
Babies critically ill, more than 1 year of age, having atresia or stenosis of auditory tube or infected ears and whose parents not willing for participation of their baby in the study.
Since Italian anatomist Bartolommeo Eustachio (1524-1574) first described the auditory tube (eustachian tube) in 1563, research has shown that it has three main functions: ventilation, protection, and clearance of the middle ear.
A study suggested that sacs bulging from a horse's auditory tubes keep the animal's brain from overheating during exercise (157: 69).