auditory meatus

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 [me-a´tus] (pl. mea´tus) (L.)
an opening or passage, especially one leading to the body surface. adj., adj mea´tal.
acoustic meatus (meatus acus´ticus) either of two passages in the ear; the external acoustic meatus leads from the auricle to the tympanic membrane (eardrum) and the internal acoustic meatus is for passage of nerves and blood vessels.
auditory meatus acoustic meatus.
meatus na´si (meatus of nose) one of the three portions of the nasal cavity on either side of the septum: inferior (meatus nasi inferior), middle (meatus nasi medius), and superior (meatus nasi superior).
ureteral meatus ureteral orifice.
meatus urina´rius (urinary meatus) the opening of the urethra on the body surface, through which urine is discharged.
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A 28-year-old female Congo African grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus erithacus) was presented to the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) at the University of California, Davis, for scratching the left side of its face, a mass in the left external auditory meatus, and cessation of vocalization.
Post-traumatic cholesteatoma of the external auditory meatus: 2 case reports.
Position of dorsal rim of auditory meatus--approaches squamosal suture to within width of auditory meatus (1); separated from it by at least the width of the meatus (2).
Due to its funnel like structure, the outer ear acts to collect sounds and direct them into the external auditory meatus. This is that approximately one inch long ear canal where wax collects or ear plugs are inserted.
The external landmarks that approximate the foremen are varyingly described as the center of the head, the outer canthus of the eye or the external auditory meatus. Secondly, the nurse must adjust the primary collection system to the prescribed height above the zero point.
Summary Owing to the severity of its corrosive effects, an alkaline hearing-aid battery in the external auditory meatus is an otological emergency.
Partial occlusion of the external auditory meatus: Its effect upon air and bone conduction hearing acuity.
Toynbee, "A specimen of molluscum contagiosum developed in the external auditory meatus," London Medical Gazette, vol.
Ear plugs are the ear inserts which occlude external auditory meatus when fitted in it.
A plug of tenacious supparative material which partially occluded the auditory meatus was seen whenever mites were present.