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Meaning of "tympanic membrane" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF TYMPANIC MEMBRANE

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TYMPANIC MEMBRANE

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Tympanic membrane is a noun.
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WHAT DOES TYMPANIC MEMBRANE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Eardrum

In human anatomy, the eardrum, or tympanic membrane, is a thin, cone-shaped membrane that separates the external ear from the middle ear in humans and other tetrapods. Its function is to transmit sound from the air to the ossicles inside the middle ear, and then to the oval window in the fluid-filled cochlea. Hence, it ultimately converts and amplifies vibration in air to vibration in fluid. The malleus bone bridges the gap between the eardrum and the other ossicles. There are two general regions of the tympanic membrane: the pars flaccida and the pars tensa. The pars flaccida consists of two layers, is relatively fragile, and is associated with eustachian tube dysfunction and cholesteatomas. The larger pars tensa region consists of three layers: skin, fibrous tissue, and mucosa. It is comparatively robust, and is the region most commonly associated with perforations. Rupture or perforation of the eardrum can lead to conductive hearing loss. Collapse or retraction of the eardrum can also cause conductive hearing loss or even cholesteatoma.

Definition of tympanic membrane in the English dictionary

The definition of tympanic membrane in the dictionary is the thin translucent oval membrane separating the external ear from the middle ear. It transmits vibrations produced by sound waves, via the ossicles, to the cochlea Also called: tympanum Nontechnical name: eardrum.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TYMPANIC MEMBRANE

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WORDS THAT END LIKE TYMPANIC MEMBRANE

basilar membrane
borane
cell membrane
Coltrane
crane
cytomembrane
hyaloid membrane
intermembrane
membrane
mucous membrane
nictitating membrane
plasma membrane
pseudomembrane
serous membrane
supermembrane
tectorial membrane
terrane
tower crane
transmembrane
vitelline membrane

Synonyms and antonyms of tympanic membrane in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «tympanic membrane» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TYMPANIC MEMBRANE

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The translations of tympanic membrane from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «tympanic membrane» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

鼓膜
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

membrana timpánica
570 millions of speakers

English

tympanic membrane
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कान की झिल्ली
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الغشاء الطبلي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

барабанная перепонка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

membrana timpânica
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কর্ণপটহ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

membrane tympanique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Membran timpani
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Trommelfell
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

鼓膜
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

고막
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Membran tympanic
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

màng nhi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

டிம்மானிக் சவ்வு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

टायपोपेनिक झिमेर्न
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Timpan membran
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

membrana timpanica
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

błony bębenkowej
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

барабанна перетинка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

membranei timpanice
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τυμπανικής μεμβράνης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

trommelvlies
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

trumhinnan
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

trommehinnen
5 millions of speakers

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TYMPANIC MEMBRANE»

Discover the use of tympanic membrane in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to tympanic membrane and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Color Atlas of Otoscopy: From Diagnosis to Surgery
From Diagnosis to Surgery. 7 Non-Cholesteatomatous Chronic Otitis Media Posterior Perforations Figure 7.1 Left ear. The tympanic membrane is. The difference between acute and chronic otitis media is not the duration of the disease but ...
‎2002
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Hearing: Its Physiology and Pathophysiology
Acoustically, a small hole in the tympanic membrane acts in the same way as an electrical inductance in an electrical circuit and the middle-ear cavity acts as a capacitance (the mechanical analogy is a mass and a spring, respectively). A small ...
Aage R. Møller, 2000
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Ear, Nose, and Throat Diseases: A Pocket Reference
A tympanic membrane showing the properties described above is described as normal. The mobility of the tympanic membrane is tested by a Siegle's or Bruening's pneumatic otoscope (see Fig. 1 .32a and b). The tympanic membrane is ...
Walter Becker, Hans Heinz Naumann, Carl Rudolf Pfaltz, 1994
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Basic Otorhinolaryngology: A Step-by-step Learning Guide
steatomas usually develop from atrophic epithelial pockets in the tympanic membrane or from a marginal perforation. They rarely develop with a dry, central perforation that does not reach the fibrocartilaginous ring. A chronic tympanic ...
Rudolf Probst, Gerhard Grevers, Heinrich Iro, 2006
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Human Microscopic Anatomy: An Atlas for Students of Medicine ...
Fig. 1. The tympanic membrane (TM) is a thin membrane separating the external auditory meatus (EM) from the tympanic cavity (TC). The major portion of the tympanic membrane is tightly stretched and is therefore termed the pars tensa ( PT), ...
Radivoj V. Krstic, 1991
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Atlas of Head & Neck Surgery--otolaryngology
Small (<3 mm), noninfected chronic tympanic membrane perforations 2. After removal of pressure-equalization tubes CONTRAINDICATIONS 1. Active ear infection 2. Squamous epithelium on the medial surface of the tympanic membrane 3.
Byron J. Bailey, 2001
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Otitis Media in Infants and Children
Examination Inspection of the tympanic membrane should include evaluation of its position, color, degree of translucency, and mobility. Assessing the light reflex is of limited value because it does not reflect the status of the middle ear in ...
Charles D. Bluestone, Jerome O. Klein, 2007
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Neuroscience:
5 The middle ear. As the arrows indicate, when air pressure pushes the tympanic membrane, the bottom of the malleus is pushed inward and the lever action of the ossicles makes the footplate of the stapes push inward at the oval window.
Mark F. Bear, Barry W. Connors, Michael A. Paradiso, 2007
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Human Physiology: From Cells to Systems
The tympanic membrane vibrates in unison with sound waves in the external ear. The tympanic membrane, which is stretched across the entrance to the middle ear, vibrates when struck by sound waves. The alternating higher- and ...
Lauralee Sherwood, 2012
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Essentials of Audiology
Tympanic Membrane The external auditory meatus ends at the tympanic membrane or eardrum, which is tilted at an angle of -55° to the canal. The tympanic membrane is firmly attached to the tympanic sulcus, a groove in the bony canal wall, ...
Stanley A. Gelfand, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TYMPANIC MEMBRANE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term tympanic membrane is used in the context of the following news items.
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Noise From Fireworks Threatens Young Ears
"It is rare, but I have seen problems such as hearing loss and a tympanic membrane perforation," she explained. A tympanic membrane rupture is commonly ... «HealthDay, Jul 15»
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What causes a ruptured eardrum?
A ruptured eardrum, also known medically as a perforated tympanic membrane, is a hole or tear in your eardrum that can result in hearing loss, infections or ... «Bismarck Tribune, Jun 15»
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Scaffolds engineered to replace eardrums
The eardrum, otherwise known as the tympanic membrane, is a thin, flexible and tough membrane that separates the external ear from the middle ear. «Medical Physics Web, May 15»
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Sounds Good! Researchers Use 3D Printing to Produce Eardrum …
... need for reconstructive surgical procedures (myringoplasty), encouraging the growth of the collagen fibers that form the tympanic membrane (TM, or eardrum), ... «3DPrint.com, May 15»
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'Silent Trauma': Hearing Loss, Ear Damage Linger Long After …
Among the 94 study participants, researchers found that 90 percent of the hospitalized patients sustained “tympanic membrane perforation,” basically a ruptured ... «WBUR, Nov 14»
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High rate of ear and hearing injuries after Boston Marathon bombings
The most common type of otologic injury was tympanic membrane perforation, which is a ruptured eardrum. Forty-eight patients had tympanic membrane ... «EurekAlert, Nov 14»
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ACUTE OTITIS MEDIA DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT
Normal tympanic membrane (TM) is translucent, pearly gray, and has a ground‑glass appearance. • Evaluate the following criteria: o contour (normal, retracted, ... «Monthly Prescribing Reference, May 14»
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Smartphone-enabled otoscope provides clear images of ear …
A new, smartphone-enabled otoscope provides clear, transmittable images of the ear drum, or tympanic membrane, which someday may allow for ear infection ... «News-Medical.net, Oct 13»
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American Academy of Pediatrics' AAP News Reports on New Study …
The AAP News article indicated that based on the study, temporal artery thermometry is more accurate and acceptable than tympanic membrane and axillary ... «GlobeNewswire, May 13»
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Active middle-ear implant based on piezoelectric thin-film cantilevers
... tympani and across the basilar membrane, separating the scala tympani and the ... converted to infrared light, passed through the tympanic membrane, picked ... «NeuroTechZone, Apr 13»

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« EDUCALINGO. Tympanic membrane [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/tympanic-membrane>. Jun 2021 ».
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