Eustachian tube


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eu·sta·chian tube

or Eu·sta·chian tube  (yo͞o-stā′shən, -shē-ən, -kē-ən)
n. Anatomy
A slender tube that connects the tympanic cavity with the nasal part of the pharynx and serves to equalize air pressure on either side of the eardrum.

[After Bartolomeo Eustachio.]

Eustachian tube

(juːˈsteɪʃən)
n
(Anatomy) a tube that connects the middle ear with the nasopharynx and equalizes the pressure between the two sides of the eardrum
[C18: named after Bartolomeo Eustachio, 16th-century Italian anatomist]

Eu•sta′chian tube`

(yuˈsteɪ ʃən, -ˈsteɪ ki ən)
n.
(often l.c.) a canal extending from the middle ear to the pharynx.
[1735–45; after B. Eustachio; see -an1]

eu·sta·chian tube

(yo͞o-stā′shən)
A slender tube that connects the middle ear with the upper part of the pharynx, serving to equalize air pressure on either side of the eardrum.

eustachian tube

(or auditory tube) A tube between the middle ear and the throat. It helps to equalize air pressure.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Eustachian tube - either of the paired tubes connecting the middle ears to the nasopharynxEustachian 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
Translations

Eustachian tube

[juːˌsteɪʃənˈtjuːb] Ntrompa f de Eustaquio

Eustachian tube

Eustachian tube

[juːˈsteɪʃnˈtjuːb] ntromba di Eustachio

Eustachian tube

n. trompa de Eustaquio, parte del conducto auditivo.

Eustachian tube

n trompa de Eustaquio
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Chronic eustachian tube dysfunction can lead to retraction of the tympanic membrane and bone erosion.
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The 'pop' is the Eustachian tube connecting your middle ear to the back of your throat opening, letting air through.
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The untreated allergic rhinitis can lead to serious complications and damage the patient's ear, with infection in the middle-ear and the Eustachian tube dysfunction.
On the other side of the ear drum is the middle ear, a small chamber which is connected to the nose and the throat via a small tube called Eustachian tube.
Sometimes in young children, the tiny eustachian tube that equalises pressure in the ear becomes blocked.
A It sounds as if you may be suffering from a condition called eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD) which sounds a lot more complex than it actually is.
Eustachian tube function is assumed to play an important role in the aetiology of this disease.
Prevention: Chewing a piece of gum or sucking a candy during takeoff and landing can help with the problem by activating the muscle that opens the Eustachian tube.
When the pressure is unequal, the eustachian tube opens and allows air to escape, which sounds like a pop," says Dr.
Eustachian tube dysfunction can occur if the tube becomes too narrow or blocked.