Helmholtz axis ligament

(redirected from axis ligament of malleus)

Helm·holtz ax·is lig·a·ment

a ligament forming the axis about which the malleus rotates; it consists of two portions extending from the anterior and the posterior borders, respectively, of the tympanic notch to the malleus.


Hermann L.F. von, German physician, physicist, and physiologist, 1821-1894.
Gibbs-Helmholtz equation - see under Gibbs
Helmholtz axis ligament - a ligament forming the axis about which the malleus rotates. Synonym(s): axis ligament of malleus
Helmholtz coil
Helmholtz energy - energy equivalent to the internal energy minus the entropy contribution.
Helmholtz keratometer
Helmholtz ophthalmoscope
Helmholtz theory of accommodation - the ciliary muscle relaxes for near vision and allows the anterior aspect of the lens to become more convex.
Helmholtz theory of color vision - Synonym(s): Young-Helmholtz theory of color vision
Helmholtz theory of hearing - that the basilar membrane of the cochlea acts as a resonating structure, recording low tones from its apical turns and high tones from its basal turns. Synonym(s): resonance theory of hearing
Helmholtz-Gibbs theory - Synonym(s): Gibbs-Helmholtz equation
Young-Helmholtz theory of color vision - see under Young, Thomas