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middle ear inflammation with thick mucoid effusion caused by long-standing eustachian tube obstruction.
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glue earSecretory otitis media, see there.
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glue ear(glū ēr)
Middle ear inflammation with thick mucoid effusion caused by long-standing pharyngotympanic (auditory) tube obstruction.
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glue earSecretory OTITIS MEDIA. A condition affecting the middle ears of children in which the free movement of the chain of bones linking the eardrum to the inner ear is impeded by sticky mucus. This causes deafness which is often unsuspected as the child does not complain. Early treatment is essential if the education, and possibly intellectual development, are not to suffer.
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