Ceruminolysis | definition of ceruminolysis by Medical dictionary
dissolution or disintegration of cerumen in the external acoustic meatus. adj., adj ceruminolyt´ic.
ceruminolysis (sĕ-roo″mĭ-nol′ĭ-sĭs) [ cerumen + -lytic]
The dissolution or disintegration of cerumen in the external ear canal.ceruminolytic (sĕ-roo″mĭ-nō-lit′ik), adjective
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The aim of ceruminolysis
is to disrupt the keratinocytes on the outside of the plug, as well as those that are located between the plug and the ear canal.
In studies that evaluated 3 to 14 days of home ceruminolysis
to obviate or ease irritation, 5% urea hydrogen peroxide in glycerol was most effective.