ototoxic


ototoxic
Relating to ototoxicity.

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oto·tox·ic .ōt-ə-'täk-sik adj producing, involving, or being adverse effects on organs or nerves involved in hearing or balance <an \ototoxic drug>
oto·tox·ic·i·ty -täk-'sis-ət-ē n, pl -ties

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adj.
having a toxic effect on the organs of balance or hearing in the inner ear or on the vestibulocochlear nerve. Ototoxic drugs may be used in the treatment of Ménière's disease.

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oto·tox·ic (oґto-tok″sik) causing damage to the vestibulocochlear nerve or the organs of hearing and balance. See also ototoxicity.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • ototoxic — adjective Date: 1951 producing, involving, or being adverse effects on organs or nerves involved in hearing or balance < an ototoxic drug > • ototoxicity noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ototoxic — adj. having a toxic effect on the organs of balance or hearing in the inner ear or on the vestibulocochlear nerve. Ototoxic drugs may be used in the treatment of Ménière s disease …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • ototoxic — adjective toxic to the organs of hearing or balance or to the auditory nerve some drugs are ototoxic • Similar to: ↑toxic …   Useful english dictionary

  • ototoxic — ototoxicity /oh teuh tok sis i tee/, n. /oh teuh tok sik/, adj. having a harmful effect on the organs or nerves concerned with hearing and balance. [1950 55; OTO + TOXIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • ototoxic — adjective Causing ototoxicity …   Wiktionary

  • ototoxic — oto·toxic …   English syllables

  • ototoxic — o•to•tox•ic [[t]ˌoʊ təˈtɒk sɪk[/t]] adj. pat having a harmful effect on the organs or nerves concerned with hearing and balance • Etymology: 1950–55 o to•tox•ic′i•ty ˈsɪs ɪ ti n …   From formal English to slang

  • ototoxic hearing loss — hearing loss caused by ingestion of toxic substances; called also toxic h. l …   Medical dictionary

  • toxic hearing loss — ototoxic h. l …   Medical dictionary

  • Ototoxicity — Classification and external resources ICD 10 H91.0 DiseasesDB 2874 …   Wikipedia


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