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a collection of lymphoid nodules near the pharyngeal opening of the auditory tube.
Lymphoid tissue located in the mucous membrane of the tube connecting the middle ear to the nasopharynx.
See also: tonsil
Eustachio,Bartolommeo E., Italian anatomist, 1524-1574.
eustachian catheter - a catheter used for catheterization of the middle ear through the eustachian tube.
eustachian cushion - a ridge in the nasopharyngeal wall posterior to the opening of the eustachian tube. Synonym(s): torus tubarius
eustachian tonsil - a collection of lymphoid nodules near the pharyngeal opening of the auditory tube. Synonym(s): tubal tonsil
eustachian tube - a tube leading from the tympanic cavity to the nasopharynx. Synonym(s): auditory tube; tuba eustachiana; tuba eustachii
eustachian tuber - a slight projection from the labyrinthine wall of the middle ear below the fenestra vestibuli (ovalis).
eustachian valve - an endocardial fold extending from the anterior inferior margin of the inferior vena cava to the anterior part of the limbus fossa ovalis. Synonym(s): valve of inferior vena cava
tuba eustachiana - Synonym(s): eustachian tube
tuba eustachii - Synonym(s): eustachian tube
Gerlach,Joseph, German anatomist, 1820-1896.
Gerlach anular tendon - the thickened portion of the circumference of the tympanic membrane that is fixed in the tympanic sulcus. Synonym(s): fibrocartilaginous ring of tympanic membrane
Gerlach tonsil - a collection of lymphoid nodules near the pharyngeal opening of the auditory tube. Synonym(s): tubal tonsil
Gerlach valve - a fold of mucous membrane, simulating a valve, sometimes found at the origin of the vermiform appendix. Synonym(s): valve of vermiform appendix; valvula processus vermiformis
Gerlach valvula - the network of fibers at the iridocorneal angle between the anterior chamber of the eye and the venous sinus of the sclera. Synonym(s): trabecular reticulum