tensor tympani muscle
tensor muscle of tympanic membrane musculus tensor tympani.

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  • tensor tympani — tensor tym·pa·ni tim pə .nī n a small muscle of the middle ear that is located in the bony canal just above the bony part of the eustachian tube, that arises from the canal containing it, from the cartilaginous portion of the eustachian tube, and …   Medical dictionary

  • Tensor tympani — Infobox Muscle Name = PAGENAME Latin = musculus tensor tympani GraySubject = 231 GrayPage = 1046 Caption = The right membrana tympani with the hammer and the chorda tympani, viewed from within, from behind, and from above. Caption2 = The medial… …   Wikipedia

  • tensor tympani — noun A muscle of the tympanic cavity, in the ear. Syn: tensor tympani muscle …   Wiktionary

  • tensor tympani — noun a small muscle in the middle ear that tenses to protect the eardrum • Hypernyms: ↑tensor …   Useful english dictionary

  • Musculus tensor tympani — Mittelohr mit der Insertionsstelle des Musculus tensor typani Ursprung Tuba auditiva Ansatz Hammergriff …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • musculus tensor tympani — [TA] tensor muscle of tympanic membrane: origin, cartilaginous portion of auditory tube; insertion, manubrium of malleus; innervation, mandibular; action, tenses tympanic membrane …   Medical dictionary

  • Muscle — is the tissue of the body which primarily functions as a source of power. There are three types of muscle in the body. Muscle which is responsible for moving extremities and external areas of the body is called "skeletal muscle." Heart… …   Medical dictionary

  • muscle — muscleless, adj. muscly, adj. /mus euhl/, n., v., muscled, muscling, adj. n. 1. a tissue composed of cells or fibers, the contraction of which produces movement in the body. 2. an organ, composed of muscle tissue, that contracts to produce a… …   Universalium

  • nervus musculi tensoris tympani — [TA] nerve to tensor tympani: origin, nerve to medial pterygoid; distribution, tensor tympani muscle; modality, motor …   Medical dictionary

  • semicanalis musculi tensoris tympani — [TA] canal for tensor tympani: a small canal hidden in the temporal bone, constituting the superior part of the musculotubal canal, and lodging the tensor tympani muscle …   Medical dictionary

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