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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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If you swallow or hold your nose and exhale with your mouth closed, the eustachian tubes, which connect the ears to the nose and throat, will usually open, allowing air into the middle ear and equalising the pressure.
I believe the process of yawning opens the eustachian tubes which equalizes the pressure in the middle ear which, in turn, allows for improved sound conduction through the ossicles into the inner ear.
Air moving into and out of the middle ears by way of the eustachian tubes equalizes pressure.
In my initial experiences with the ACCLARENT AERA(TM), the device enabled me to safely and successfully dilate my patients' Eustachian tubes.
The infection occurs with acute onset in the eardrum, behind the tympanic membrane, with presence of middle ear effusion, obstruction of the eustachian tubes and signs of middle ear inflammation [Hoberman and Paradise, 2000].
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This encourages your child to continue swallowing, which makes the eustachian tubes that equalise the Painful: Ear ache pressure in the ears open.
With kids and babies, tiny eustachian tubes can mean even bigger problems because child-size passageways often can't equalize pressure fast enough to keep up with the plane's descent.
When inserted in the ear, EarPlanes ear plugs control the flow of air into and out of the ear canal, allowing the Eustachian tubes to function more normally and relieving discomfort.
In mild cases, decongestant drops help to open up the Eustachian tubes so that secretions can drain into the back of the throat.
When the ears are infected the eustachian tubes become inflamed and swollen.