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Descriptor English:   Ear 
Descriptor Spanish:   Oído 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Orelha 
Synonyms English:   Apparatus, Vestibulocochlear
Ears
System, Vestibulocochlear
Vestibulocochlear Apparatus
Vestibulocochlear System  
Tree Number:   A01.456.313
A09.246
Definition English:   The hearing and equilibrium system of the body. It consists of three parts: the EXTERNAL EAR, the MIDDLE EAR, and the INNER EAR. Sound waves are transmitted through this organ where vibration is transduced to nerve signals that pass through the ACOUSTIC NERVE to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. The inner ear also contains the vestibular organ that maintains equilibrium by transducing signals to the VESTIBULAR NERVE. 
Indexing Annotation English:   general only or unspecified; prefer EAR, EXTERNAL or EAR, MIDDLE or EAR, INNER; /abnorm permitted but note EAR DEFORMITIES, ACQUIRED; /surg: consider also OTOLOGIC SURGICAL PROCEDURES; ear acupuncture or otopuncture or auriculoacupuncture (acupunct ther with ear as pressure point): index under ACUPUNCTURE THERAPY (IM) + EAR, EXTERNAL (IM)
Consider also terms at English:   OTI- and OTO- 
History Note English:   EAR, EXTERNAL, DEFORMITY was heading 1966-70 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
AB abnormalities AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply DG diagnostic imaging
EM embryology GD growth & development
IN injuries IR innervation
MI microbiology PS parasitology
PA pathology PH physiology
PP physiopathology RE radiation effects
SU surgery VI virology
Record Number:   4487 
Unique Identifier:   D004423 

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