Toynbee, Joseph


Joseph, English otologist, 1815-1866.
Toynbee corpuscles - connective tissue cells found between the laminae of fibrous tissue in the cornea. Synonym(s): corneal corpuscles
Toynbee manuever - swallowing or blowing while nose is pinched closed and the mouth is shut opens the ears.
Toynbee muscle - draws the handle of the malleus medialward, tensing the tympanic membrane to protect it from excessive vibration by loud sounds. Synonym(s): tensor tympani muscle
Toynbee tube - a tube by which an otologist can listen to the sounds in a patient's ear during politzerization.
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