tympanic membrane


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tympanic membrane

n.

tympanic membrane

n
(Anatomy) anatomy the thin translucent oval membrane separating the external ear from the middle ear. It transmits vibrations produced by sound waves, via the ossicles, to the cochlea. Also called: tympanum Nontechnical name: eardrum

ear•drum

(ˈɪərˌdrʌm)

n.
a membrane in the ear canal between the external ear and the middle ear; tympanic membrane.
[1635–45]

tym·pan·ic membrane

(tĭm-păn′ĭk)

tympanic membrane

(or eardrum) A membrane between the external and middle ear.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tympanic membrane - the membrane in the ear that vibrates to soundtympanic membrane - the membrane in the ear that vibrates to sound
ear - the sense organ for hearing and equilibrium
perforated eardrum - an eardrum with a hole or tear in it; can interfere with normal hearing and cause other ear problems
umbo - a slight rounded elevation where the malleus attaches to the eardrum
tissue layer, membrane - a pliable sheet of tissue that covers or lines or connects the organs or cells of animals or plants
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These included primary and residual tympanic membrane perforations after tympanoplasty.
Adults with tubo-tympanic CSOM, having central perforation (small/ medium/large) in the tympanic membrane which was dry for at least 4-6 weeks were included in the study.
The 1999 consenses panel of the American Academy of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery defined chronic suppurative otitis media as "any persistent or recurrent tympanic membrane perforation with inflammation or history of recurrent and/or persistent drainage unrelated to cholesteatoma".
There are unresolved issues in understanding the tympanic membrane and its behaviour [2].
I'm talking about a child who has been diagnosed with otitis on one day and on the next day I must remove a significant collection of cerumen to visualize what is often a normal tympanic membrane.
Tympanic membrane and middle ear injuries are more commonly seen with blast trauma.
There are two main locations for measuring temperature in the ear: the tympanic membrane and the ear canal.
Acute OM (AOM) is usually characterised by the rapid onset of otalgia and erythema of the tympanic membrane in the presence of a middle-ear effusion.
The emphasis on a bulging tympanic membrane, on erythema that is specifically red rather than pink, and on an absence of eardrum retraction makes the new criteria more accurate.
Surgical success was defined as an intact tympanic membrane after at least 2 years.
The participants were older than 1 year, had a medical condition requiring tympanic membrane visualization, and had partially or totally obscured tympanic membranes.