Inspection of the ear, especially of the eardrum. [oto- + G. skopeo, to view]
- pneumatic o. inspection of the ear with a device capable of varying air pressure against the eardrum. Imparting movement to the tympanic membrane suggests normal middle ear compliance; the lack of movement indicates either increased impedance, as with fluid in the middle ear, or perforation of the tympanic membrane.

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otos·co·py ō-'täs-kə-pē n, pl -pies visual examination of the auditory canal and the eardrum with an otoscope

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otos·co·py (o-tosґkə-pe) examination of the ear by means of the otoscope.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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