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tympanic membrane


tympanic membrane

(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



a membrane in the ear canal between the external ear and the middle ear; tympanic membrane.

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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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studied the role of EGF in the healing of tympanic membranes following perforation in rats and concluded that EGF plays an important role in the wound healing of tympanic membranes including a role in keratinocyte proliferation and migration.
The numerical analysis of vibrations was performed in 500, 1000, 1500, 2000 Hz frequencies with the intensity of 45dB, trying to investigate how the intact and perforated tympanic membranes move.
I always thought that I was supposed to he looking at the tympanic membranes to make a diagnosis of AOM.
Alongside the photos, they detail the normal tympanic membrane and its variations; the pathological conditions of the external and middle ear, as well as foreign bodies; alterations of both the left and right tympanic membranes in acute and chronic conditions affecting the middle ear, including tympanosclerosis, perforations, and otitis media; pre- and post-operative cases; the tympanic membrane in allergic rhinitis; and tumors.
I expect to read any day now that the cannon blasts should be deleted from the 1812 Overture because prolonged exposure to such blasts has been linked with damaged tympanic membranes and anti-social behavior among laboratory animals.
Thick or inflamed tympanic membranes require higher power settings or laser pulses.
Human ears with damaged tympanic membranes are less sensitive to air pressure changes than healthy ears.
The participants were older than 1 year, had a medical condition requiring tympanic membrane visualization, and had partially or totally obscured tympanic membranes.
Cartilage tympanoplasty has many advantages in situations such as recurrent, residual, total perforations, chronic mucosal dysfunction or severely atelectatic tympanic membranes, whereas facia and perichondrium undergo atrophy and subsequent failure.
Examination revealed opaque tympanic membranes, and audiometry showed a mixed hearing loss bilaterally.

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