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external ear

n.
The outer portion of the ear including the auricle and the passage leading to the eardrum.

external ear

n.
The outer portion of the ear including the auricle and the passage leading to the eardrum. Also called outer ear.
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au·ri·cle

(awr'i-kĕl) [TA]
1. The projecting shell-like structure on the side of the head, constituting, with the external acoustic meatus, the external ear.
Synonym(s): auricula (1) , pinna (1) .
2. Synonym(s): auricle of atrium.

pin·na

, pl. pinnae (pin'ă, -ē)
1. Synonym(s): auricle (1) .
2. A feather, wing, or fin.
[L. pinna or penna, a feather, in pl. a wing]

EAR

Abbreviation for estimated average requirement.

ear

(ēr) [TA]
The organ of hearing: composed of the external ear, which includes the auricle and the external acoustic, or auditory, meatus; the middle ear, or the tympanic cavity with its ossicles; and the internal ear or inner ear, or labyrinth, which includes the semicircular canals, vestibule, and cochlea.
See also: auricle
Synonym(s): auris [TA] .
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

EAR

Abbreviation for estimated average requirement.

ear

(ēr) [TA]
Organ of hearing and equilibrium, composed of external ear,, consisting of auricle, external acoustic meatus, and tympanic membrane; middle ear,, or tympanic cavity, with its auditory ossicles and associated muscles; and internal ear,, the vestibulocochlear organ, which includes the bony labyrinth (of semicircular canals, vestibule, and cochlea), and vestibular and cochlear labyrinths.
Synonym(s): auris.
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In our case, MRI results showed that the abscess reached the temporal region from the external ear canal.
External ear was visualized and observations regarding shape, pre-auricular region, external acoustic meatus, anterior surface of each auricle, and earlobe attachment were tabulated.
A histological examination in the cases of initial diagnosis as chronic otitis media with a polypoid mass in the external ear canal.
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It primarily affects the cooler areas of the body like peripheral nerves, skin, upper respiratory tract, external ears, and nasal mucosa.
Banfield's report found the prevalence of otitis externa, or inflammation of the external ear, to be 6.6 cases per 100 cats--unchanged in the past five years.
External ears glands adenocarcinoma in a common goose (Anser anser domesticus).
Lesions of all the patients were successfully eliminated and the anatomical structures of the posterior external ear canal wall were retained, without any perioperative complications.
During hospitalization the patient was treated with antibiotics for the infection of the middle and external ear. A multidisciplinary team consisting of otorhinolaryngologist, neurosurgeon, cardiologist and endocrinologist decided to repeat radiologic investigations after a year without any surgical intervention because she had no neurological deficits and hearing loss in the left ear was irreversible.
Knowledge of the morphometry of auricle is important in the diagnosis of congenital malformations and syndromes, in planning the plastic surgeries of the external ear and designing the hearing instruments (Farkas et al.; Brucker et al.; Kalcioglu et al.; Bozkir et al.).
Saprophytic fungi may grow under special environmental conditions, in the normal ear but can be found frequently when there is a chronic bacterial infection, foreign body, necrotising otitis externa or tumour in the external ear. It is predominantly seen in hot and humid climatic conditions.

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