Descriptor English: Ear
Descriptor Spanish: Oído
Descriptor Portuguese: Orelha
Descriptor French: Oreille
Entry term(s): Appareil auditif
Organe de l'ouïe
Système vestibulo-cochléaire
Système vestibulocochléaire
Tree number(s): A01.456.313
RDF Unique Identifier:
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 malformations
AH anatomie et histologie
BS vascularisation
DG imagerie diagnostique
EM embryologie
GD croissance et développement
IN traumatismes
IR innervation
MI microbiologie
PA anatomopathologie
PH physiologie
PP physiopathologie
PS parasitologie
RE effets des radiations
SU chirurgie
VI virologie
DeCS ID: 4487
Unique ID: D004423
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Date Established: 1960/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2005/06/30
Oreille - Preferred
Concept UI M0006937
Preferred term Oreille
Entry term(s) Appareil auditif
Organe de l'ouïe
Système vestibulo-cochléaire
Système vestibulocochléaire

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