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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

cerumen

(sə-ro͞o′mən)
n.
See earwax.

ce·ru′mi·nous (-mə-nəs) adj.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

cerumen

Ear wax.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

cerumen

the wax which is secreted in the outer ear canal of mammals to protect the delicate skin lining the canal.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Cerumen

The medical term for earwax.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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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.
In Group D there were 17 patients with right ear cerumen impaction, 21 with left ear cerumen impaction and 17 more patients with bilateral wax impaction.
This device is easy to use and will be a timesaver for the treatment of residents with impacted cerumen. The Welch Allyn Ear Wash System is portable, with an ergonomically designed water chamber and irrigating handle that allows the practitioner to perform the procedure quickly with a solid grip on the apparatus.
Roche, Siervogel, and Himes|1~ found that partial or complete obstruction of the ear canal, as with impacted cerumen, occurred in some 10% of normal children ages 6-17.
Otitis caused by Malassezia is typically associated with moderate pruritus, inflammation and cerumen formation in ear canal.
(8) Chronic suppurative otitis media was the the most common otologic problem, followed by otomycosis externa and cerumen impaction.
Posteriormente a aplicacao do questionario, foi realizada inspecao do meato acustico externo a fim de excluir do estudo individuos com presenca de cerumen ou alguma anormalidade que pudesse descaracterizar o objetivo da pesquisa.
Glandular secretions from the hair in the canal also mix and forms sticky substance known as cerumen. [1,2] The wax produced forms a physiological barrier between the external environment and deep external auditory canal.
Remove all cerumen. A nurse puts in the otowick until it touches the TM and then instills the 8% tetracaine.
Physiologic changes, including cerumen buildup, tympanic membrane thickening, degeneration of middle ear auditory structures, and decreased central auditory processing all may contribute to presbycusis--age-related sensorineural hearing impairment.
Cerumen is ear wax produced by glands in the outer ear canal and its job is to clean, moisten and protect the canal.