otoscope


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

otoscope

 [o´to-skōp]
an instrument for inspecting the ear.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

o·to·scope

(ō'tō-skōp),
An instrument for examining the ear.
[oto- + G. skopeō, to view]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

otoscope

(ō′tə-skōp′)
n.
An instrument for examining the interior of the ear, especially the eardrum, consisting essentially of a magnifying lens and a light.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

otoscope

A device with a light and a magnifying glass used to examine the outer ear
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

o·to·scope

(ō'tō-skōp)
An instrument for examining the drum membrane or auscultating the ear.
[oto- + G. skopeō, to view]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

otoscope

An instrument for illuminating and examining the external ear canal and the ear drum (tympanic membrane). Also known as an auriscope.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Otoscope

A hand-held instrument with a tiny light and a funnel-shaped attachment called an ear speculum, which is used to examine the ear canal and eardrum.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

o·to·scope

(ō'tō-skōp)
An instrument for examining the drum membrane or auscultating the ear.
[oto- + G. skopeō, to view]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
The protocol for diagnosis of ear was used as per the standard technique (Suresh et al., 2007) including use of otoscope. The results obtained are discussed below.
Based on independent scoring by four physicians who evaluated 31 CellScope Oto videos and 31 conventional otoscope videos from 26 subjects, there was no difference between the two technologies in either the diagnostic quality of the images or diagnosis confidence ratings.
For the tone-emitting otoscope screening, the examiner held the unit to the participant's ear while the participant listened to tones emitted by the device.
It takes motor skills and cognition to remove the otoscope from its holder.
Viewing the horizontal ear canal and advancing the otoscope was easier in breeds like Labrador retriever and Great dane owing to their wider ear canal.
What part of the body is examined by an otoscope? 5.
Your doctor will examine your ear with an otoscope. If there's pus present, they may take a swab to identify the organism responsible.
Think about how often you use your otoscope. Are you using the best available technology, or are you using the otoscope you got in medical school, perhaps quite a few years ago?
The only reliable method to diagnose an ear infection is with an otoscope to examine the ear drum to determine if it's red.
In most cases, otologists evaluate size, shape, and site by simply looking through a handheld otoscope. In other cases, we use an operating microscope.
If this is not found, the GP will examine the eardrums through an illuminating instrument (an auriscope or an otoscope) pushed gently into the ear canal.
Ingrams in Trinity Street in the city centre has a video otoscope, which allows people to see their eardrum and the passage leading from it on a screen.