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wax

 [waks]
a plastic solid of plant or animal origin or produced synthetically. adj., adj wax´y.
bone wax a waxy substance used for packing small bone cavities, as in bones of the skull, and for controlling bleeding from them.
dental wax a mixture of two or more waxes with other additives, used in dentistry for casts, construction of nonmetallic denture bases, registering of jaw relations, and laboratory work.
ear wax cerumen.

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]

ear wax

Audiology A yellow secretion from glands in the outer ear–cerumen that keeps the skin of the ear dry and protected from infectionVox populi → medtalk Wax blockage, see there.

ear wax

The secretion of the ceruminous glands in the skin of the outer ear canal. Wax is a deterrent to small insects and traps dust. Over-production can lead to blockage of the canal and deafness which is easily corrected by wax removal.

wax

a plastic solid of plant or animal origin or produced synthetically, used as a vehicle in skin dressings.

bone wax
see bone sealant.
ear wax
cerumen.
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A total of 103 patients who attended the ENT OPD between September 2013 to December 2013 and diagnosed to have impacted ear wax completely occluding the ear canal were included in the study.
Gently remove any discharge, ear wax, or debris from your outer ear and ear canal using a twist of cotton wool.
The singer received an ear wax candling kit as a Christmas present from her hairdresser Ken Paves, and the stylist videoed the star testing out the gift at her home, reports the New York Daily News.
I have had my ears syringed every six months but for the past ten months the ear wax has required syringing every few weeks.
Hearing loss can have many different causes, including the aging process, ear wax buildup, exposure to very loud noises over a long period of time, viral or bacterial infections, heart conditions or stroke, head injuries, tumors, certain medicines, and heredity.
Yeah, ear wax is icky, but the doc says it's very protective.
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At a loss for anything else to do he turned around the biro, placed the blunt end in his ear and flicked out a satisfyingly solid globule of dark ear wax, removing it in one deft stroke.
Ear Wax Removal Solution Study Team: Andre Monoyer, MD: Jean-Paul Michaux, MD: Frederic Snel, MD: Jean-Louis Badot, MD; Emmanuel Eeckhout, MD: Annie Gillet MD: Fernand Bolly, MD; Pascal Wiame, MD: Guy Halford, MD; Christiane Hofer, MD; Bernard Brickmanne, MD: Etienne Poncelet, MD; Brigitte Gorller, MD: Serge Vassart.
It covers the impact of loud noise, hearing aids, mineral deficiencies, and ear wax.
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An injury to the ear, ear infections, too much ear wax, and some medications (like ibuprofen) can cause tinnitus.