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HA Module 2

Ears, Nose, Mouth, Throat

TermDefinition
rinne test means of evaluating hearing loss by comparing air and bone conduction of vibrations of a tuning fork
vestibule (of the ear) the part of the inner ear located between the cochlea and the semicircular canals
frenulum (of the mouth) tissue that connects the tongue to the floor of the mouth
ossicles three tiny bones in the middle ear that play a crucial role in the transmission of sound; the malleus, incus and stapes
turbinates (or concha) projection from the lateral wall of the nose that is covered with mucous membranes that greatly increase the surface area within the nose
labyrinth bony and membranous system of interconnecting tubes in the inner ear that is essential for hearing and equilibrium
stensen's ducts openings from the parotid glands that are located just opposite the upper second molars
papilla small projection on the dorsal surface of the tongue; contains taste buds
otitis media inflammation or infection of the middle ear
paranasal sinuses air-filled cavities in the cranial bones that are lined with mucous membranes
sulcus terminalis midline depression separating the anterior two-thirds from the posterior one-third of the tongue
auricle aka pinna; external flap of the ear
uvula fingerlike projection hanging from the center of the soft palate
eustachian tube auditory tube that serves as an air channel connecting the middle ear to the nasopharynx to allow equalization of air pressure in the ear with atmospheric pressure
cerumen waxlike substance produced in the ear canal
semicircular canals anterior, posterior, and lateral canals in the bony labyrinth of the inner ear that provide balance and equilibrium
linear raphe straight ridge in the middle of the hard palate
cochlea snail-shaped structure in the bony labyrinth of the inner ear
presbycusis hearing loss commonly found in older individuals
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