tympanic membrane


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to tympanic membrane: Tympanic membrane perforation

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
References in periodicals archive ?
Apart from conduction of sound waves across the middle ear, tympanic membrane also sub-serves a protective function to the middle ear cleft and round window niche.
Otoendoscopic images of patients who presented to the department from June 2014 through June 2017 with hearing loss or tinnitus and were observed to have tympanic membrane perforation in their otoscopic examinations were recorded, then pure tone audiometry and tympanometry tests were performed.
A postauricular approach was performed for mastoidectomy; after mastoidectomy that involved removing the canal wall, the papillary mass over the mastoid skin, tympanic membrane, and EAC skin were removed en bloc.
The commonest cause of perforation of tympanic membrane was slap (35, 72.9%).
Since introducing tympanoplasty in 1952, various types of graft materials have been applied to reconstruct the impaired tympanic membrane such as cartilage, temporalis fascia, and fat or vein [7].
Twelve (30%) patients had large size, 24(60%) medium size, one (2.5%) pin hole size and 3(7.5%) had subtotal tympanic membrane perforation.
The investigation of Tympanic Membrane (TM) mechanics is important for understanding the acoustical and mechanical properties of the sound-path from the ear to the cochlea.
I'm not talking about the situation in which one physician has seen a normal tympanic membrane at 4 in the afternoon and at 7 in the morning the same ear has drained.
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.