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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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.