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cerumen

 [sĕ-roo´men]
a waxy secretion of the glands of the external acoustic meatus; ear wax. adj., adj ceru´minal, ceru´minous.

ce·ru·men

(sĕ-rū'men),
The soft, brownish yellow, waxy secretion (a modified sebum) of the ceruminous glands of the external auditory canal.
Synonym(s): ear wax, earwax
[L. cera, wax]

cerumen

/ce·ru·men/ (sĕ-roo´men) earwax; the waxlike substance found within the external meatus of the ear.ceru´minalceru´minous

cerumen

(sə-ro͞o′mən)
n.
See earwax.

ce·ru′mi·nous (-mə-nəs) adj.

cerumen

[siro̅o̅′mən]
Etymology: L, cera, wax
a yellowish or brownish waxy secretion produced by vestigial apocrine sweat glands in the external ear canal. Also called earwax.
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Cerumen

cerumen

Earwax ENT A waxy secretion of the hair follicles and glands of the external auditory canal which protects the ear by trapping dust, microorganisms, and foreign particles, preventing them from entering and damaging the ear. See Wet cerumen.

ce·ru·men

(sĕ-rū'mĕn)
The soft, brownish yellow, waxy secretion (a modified sebum) of the ceruminous glands of the external auditory meatus.
[L. cera, wax]

cerumen

Ear wax.

cerumen

the wax which is secreted in the outer ear canal of mammals to protect the delicate skin lining the canal.

Cerumen

The medical term for earwax.

cerumen

a waxy secretion of the glands of the external acoustic meatus; ear wax.

cerumen glands
modified sweat glands in the epithelial lining of the external auditory meatus.
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DO seek medical evaluation if you have symptoms of hearing loss, ear fullness, and ear pain if you are not certain that they are from cerumen.
Ear drops often are recommended to soften the overproduction of cerumen for easier removal.
For instance the presence of cerumen has been speculated to be supportive of fungal growth by some yet inhibitory by others.
Cerumen could not be removed, and otomicroscopic diagnosis of middle-ear status could consequently not be made, in one or both ears of 12.
The appearance of the tick had closely resembled impacted cerumen, which had led to delayed diagnosis and an unnecessary CT scan.
Earwax, scientifically known as cerumen, is a mixture of secretions from specialized sweat glands with fatty materials secreted from sebaceous glands.
De igual forma, Duarte y Hamdan [7] expresan que, a la inspeccion del conducto auditivo externo y colecta del cerumen se puede observar en ellos, en forma directa, el movimiento de los parasitos y se puede percibir el olor fetido de las secreciones.
The purpose of the ear curette is to remove cerumen from the ear canal to overcome hearing impairment and to keep the ear canals clean.
Puede ser causada por cerumen, restos celulares y cuerpos extranos; la tumefaccion del revestimiento del propio conducto; la atresia o estenosis y los tumores del conducto; las perforaciones de la membrana timpanica, la alteracion de la cadena de huesecillos como se observa en la necrosis de la apofisis larga del yunque en los causas de traumatismo o infeccion; la otoesclerosis y los cuadros de acumulacion de liquido, la cicatrizacion o tumores en el oido medio.
El primer grupo incluye la sordera por obstruccion del meato auditivo externo por cerumen y enfermedades del oido medio, como otitis media cronica y esclerosis de los huesecillos.