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Medical Terminology (Ch. 13 Ear combining forms and anatomical terms)
air or gas
inflammation within the ear ducts due to pressure change
greek for "trumpet" because its coiled up and compact. eustacian tube or uterine tube.
too much wax within the ear
eardrum. "drum" in latin.
treatment of eardrum
hearing loss due to old age
ectopic or turbid pregnancy, fertilization that occurs within the fallopian tube that can be harmful to the mother.
no coverups..real, sincere
nose, throat and ear study..pertains to nose, throat, and ears
without wax..refers to Roman statues being restored with wax..
auricle "little ear;" projected part of the external ear
"shell" coiled tubular structure of the inner ear that contains the organ of Corti
external auditory meatus (canal)
external passage for sounds collected from the pinna to the tympanum
waxy substance secreted by glands located throughout the external canal
hammer; first of the three auditory ossicles of the middle ear
anvil; middle of the three auditory ossicles of the middle ear
stirrup; last of the three auditory ossicles of the middle ear
tube connecting the middle ear to the pharynx (throat)
projection of the temporal bone located behind the ear containing air cells that connect to the middle ear
membrane that covers the opening between the middle ear and the inner ear
structures and liquids that relay sound waves to the auditory nerve fibers on a path to the brain for interpretation of sound
maze; inner ear consisting of bony and membranous labyrinths
fluid that fills the bony labyrinth of the ear
fluid within the cochlear duct of the inner ear (labyrinth)
organ of Corti
organ located int he cochlea that contains receptors (hair cells) that receive vibrations and generate nerve impulses
middle part of the inner ear in front of the semicircular canals and behind the cochlea that contains the utricle and saccule
larger of two sacs within the membranous labyrinth of the vestibule in the inner ear
smaller of two sacs within the membranous labyrinth of the vestibule in the inner ear
three canals within the inner ear that contain specialized receptor cells that generate nerve impulses with body movement