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Descriptor in English: Ear, Middle
Descriptor in Spanish: Oído Medio
Descriptor in Portuguese: Orelha Média
Descriptor in French: Oreille moyenne
Entry term(s): Cavities, Tympanic
Cavity, Tympanic
Ears, Middle
Middle Ear
Middle Ears
Tympanic Cavities
Tympanic Cavity
Tympanum
Tympanums
Tree number(s): A09.246.397
Scope note: The space and structures directly internal to the TYMPANIC MEMBRANE and external to the inner ear (LABYRINTH). Its major components include the AUDITORY OSSICLES and the EUSTACHIAN TUBE that connects the cavity of middle ear (tympanic cavity) to the upper part of the throat.
Annotation: /surg: consider TYMPANOPLASTY; inflammation = OTITIS MEDIA; injuries caused by pressure = EAR, MIDDLE /inj (IM) + BAROTRAUMA (IM); middle ear effusions = OTITIS MEDIA WITH EFFUSION
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
See also the descriptors: Acoustic Impedance Tests MeSH
Tympanoplasty MeSH
DeCS UI: 4493
Descriptor UI: D004432
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2007/07/09
Ear, Middle - Preferred
Concept UI M0006947
Scope note The space and structures directly internal to the TYMPANIC MEMBRANE and external to the inner ear (LABYRINTH). Its major components include the AUDITORY OSSICLES and the EUSTACHIAN TUBE that connects the cavity of middle ear (tympanic cavity) to the upper part of the throat.
Preferred term Ear, Middle
Entry term(s) Ears, Middle
Middle Ear
Middle Ears
Tympanic Cavity - Narrower
Concept UI M0006948
Preferred term Tympanic Cavity
Entry term(s) Cavities, Tympanic
Cavity, Tympanic
Tympanic Cavities
Tympanum
Tympanums



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