otopharyngeal


otopharyngeal
Relating to the middle ear and the pharynx.

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oto·pha·ryn·ge·al (o″to-fə-rinґje-əl) pertaining to the ear and pharynx.

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  • Otopharyngeal tube — The tube that runs from the middle ear to the pharynx, known also as the Eustachian tube. The function of this tube is to protect, aerate and drain the middle ear (and mastoid). Occlusion of the Eustachian tube leads to the development of middle… …   Medical dictionary

  • Tube, otopharyngeal — The tube that runs from the middle ear to the pharynx, known also as the Eustachian tube. The function of this tube is to protect, aerate and drain the middle ear (and mastoid). Occlusion of the Eustachian tube leads to the development of middle… …   Medical dictionary

  • Tube — A long hollow cylinder. There are many tube like structures in the human body, such as the auditory tube (Eustachian tube) in the ear. * * * 1. A hollow cylindrical structure or canal. 2. A hollow cylinder or pipe. SYN: tuba [TA]. [L. tubus]… …   Medical dictionary

  • Auditory tube — The tube that runs from the middle ear to the pharynx, also known as the Eustachian tube. The function of this tube is to protect, aerate and drain the middle ear (and mastoid). Occlusion of the Eustachian tube leads to the development of middle… …   Medical dictionary

  • Eustachian tube — The tube that runs from the middle ear to the pharynx. The function of the Eustachian tube is to protect, aerate and drain the middle ear (and mastoid). Occlusion of the Eustachian tube leads to the development of middle ear inflammation (otitis… …   Medical dictionary

  • Tube, auditory — The tube that runs from the middle ear to the pharynx, also known as the Eustachian tube. The function of this tube is to protect, aerate and drain the middle ear (and mastoid). Occlusion of the Eustachian tube leads to the development of middle… …   Medical dictionary

  • Tube, Eustachian — The tube that runs from the middle ear to the pharynx. The function of the Eustachian tube is to protect, aerate and drain the middle ear (and mastoid). Occlusion of the Eustachian tube leads to the development of middle ear inflammation (otitis… …   Medical dictionary

  • tuba auditiva — [TA] pharyngotympanic tube: a channel about 3.6 cm long, lined with mucous membrane, that establishes communication between the tympanic cavity and the nasopharynx and serves to adjust the pressure of gas in the cavity to the external pressure,… …   Medical dictionary


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