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Descriptor in English: Ear, External
Descriptor in Spanish: Oído Externo
Descriptor in Portuguese: Orelha Externa
Descriptor in French: Oreille externe
Entry term(s): Ear, Outer
Ears, External
Ears, Outer
External Ear
External Ears
Outer Ear
Outer Ears
Tree number(s): A09.246.272
Scope note: The outer part of the hearing system of the body. It includes the shell-like EAR AURICLE which collects sound, and the EXTERNAL EAR CANAL, the TYMPANIC MEMBRANE, and the EXTERNAL EAR CARTILAGES.
Annotation: /abnorm permitted for congenital deformities but acquired deformities = EAR DEFORMITIES, ACQUIRED; inflammation = OTITIS EXTERNA; ear acupuncture or auriculoacupuncture or otoacupuncture (acupuncture therapy with ear as pressure point) goes here (IM) + ACUPUNCTURE THERAPY (IM)
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply
CH chemistry
CY cytology
DE drug effects
DG diagnostic imaging
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
IM immunology
IN injuries
IR innervation
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
SU surgery
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
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: 4492
Descriptor UI: D004431
Date Established: 1960/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2007/07/09
Ear, External - Preferred
Concept UI M0006946
Scope note The outer part of the hearing system of the body. It includes the shell-like EAR AURICLE which collects sound, and the EXTERNAL EAR CANAL, the TYMPANIC MEMBRANE, and the EXTERNAL EAR CARTILAGES.
Preferred term Ear, External
Entry term(s) Ear, Outer
Ears, External
Ears, Outer
External Ear
External Ears
Outer Ear
Outer Ears



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