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Descriptor in English: Ear
Descriptor in Spanish: Oído
Descriptor in Portuguese: Orelha
Descriptor in French: Oreille
Entry term(s): Apparatus, Vestibulocochlear
Ears
System, Vestibulocochlear
Vestibulocochlear Apparatus
Vestibulocochlear System
Tree number(s): A01.456.313
A09.246
Scope note: 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.
Annotation: 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)
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply
DG diagnostic imaging
EM embryology
GD growth & development
IN injuries
IR innervation
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
SU surgery
VI virology
Online Note: use EAR /AB & EAR, EXTERNAL /AB & EAR DEFORMITIES, ACQUIRED to search EAR, EXTERNAL, DEFORMITY 1966-70; in searching non-acquired ear abnormalities consider EAR DEFORMITIES, ACQUIRED 1966-74
History Note: EAR, EXTERNAL, DEFORMITY was heading 1966-70
DeCS UI: 4487
Descriptor UI: D004423
Date Established: 1960/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2005/06/30
Ear - Preferred
Concept UI M0006937
Scope note 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.
Preferred term Ear
Entry term(s) Apparatus, Vestibulocochlear
Ears
System, Vestibulocochlear
Vestibulocochlear Apparatus
Vestibulocochlear System



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