Ear Ossicles: A mobile chain of three small bones (INCUS; MALLEUS; STAPES) in the TYMPANIC CAVITY between the TYMPANIC MEMBRANE and the oval window on the wall of INNER EAR. Sound waves are converted to vibration by the tympanic membrane then transmitted via these ear ossicles to the inner ear.Malleus: The largest of the auditory ossicles, and the one attached to the membrana tympani (TYMPANIC MEMBRANE). Its club-shaped head articulates with the INCUS.Incus: One of three ossicles of the middle ear. It conducts sound vibrations from the MALLEUS to the STAPES.Ear, Inner: The essential part of the hearing organ consists of two labyrinthine compartments: the bony labyrinthine and the membranous labyrinth. The bony labyrinth is a complex of three interconnecting cavities or spaces (COCHLEA; VESTIBULAR LABYRINTH; and SEMICIRCULAR CANALS) in the TEMPORAL BONE. Within the bony labyrinth lies the membranous labyrinth which is a complex of sacs and tubules (COCHLEAR DUCT; SACCULE AND UTRICLE; and SEMICIRCULAR DUCTS) forming a continuous space enclosed by EPITHELIUM and connective tissue. These spaces are filled with LABYRINTHINE FLUIDS of various compositions.Ear, Middle: The space and structures directly internal to the TYMPANIC MEMBRANE and external to the inner ear (LABYRINTH). Its major components include the AUDITORY OSSICLES and the EUSTACHIAN TUBE that connects the cavity of middle ear (tympanic cavity) to the upper part of the throat.Ear: The hearing and equilibrium system of the body. It consists of three parts: the EXTERNAL EAR, the MIDDLE EAR, and the INNER EAR. Sound waves are transmitted through this organ where vibration is transduced to nerve signals that pass through the ACOUSTIC NERVE to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. The inner ear also contains the vestibular organ that maintains equilibrium by transducing signals to the VESTIBULAR NERVE.Ear, External: The outer part of the hearing system of the body. It includes the shell-like EAR AURICLE which collects sound, and the EXTERNAL EAR CANAL, the TYMPANIC MEMBRANE, and the EXTERNAL EAR CARTILAGES.Ear Diseases: Pathological processes of the ear, the hearing, and the equilibrium system of the body.Tympanic Membrane: An oval semitransparent membrane separating the external EAR CANAL from the tympanic cavity (EAR, MIDDLE). It contains three layers: the skin of the external ear canal; the core of radially and circularly arranged collagen fibers; and the MUCOSA of the middle ear.Ear Canal: The narrow passage way that conducts the sound collected by the EAR AURICLE to the TYMPANIC MEMBRANE.Hair Cells, Auditory, Inner: Auditory sensory cells of organ of Corti, usually placed in one row medially to the core of spongy bone (the modiolus). Inner hair cells are in fewer numbers than the OUTER AUDITORY HAIR CELLS, and their STEREOCILIA are approximately twice as thick as those of the outer hair cells.Cochlea: The part of the inner ear (LABYRINTH) that is concerned with hearing. It forms the anterior part of the labyrinth, as a snail-like structure that is situated almost horizontally anterior to the VESTIBULAR LABYRINTH.Labyrinth Diseases: Pathological processes of the inner ear (LABYRINTH) which contains the essential apparatus of hearing (COCHLEA) and balance (SEMICIRCULAR CANALS).Temporal Bone: Either of a pair of compound bones forming the lateral (left and right) surfaces and base of the skull which contains the organs of hearing. It is a large bone formed by the fusion of parts: the squamous (the flattened anterior-superior part), the tympanic (the curved anterior-inferior part), the mastoid (the irregular posterior portion), and the petrous (the part at the base of the skull).Cholesteatoma, Middle Ear: A mass of KERATIN-producing squamous EPITHELIUM that resembles an inverted (suck-in) bag of skin in the MIDDLE EAR. It arises from the eardrum (TYMPANIC MEMBRANE) and grows into the MIDDLE EAR causing erosion of EAR OSSICLES and MASTOID that contains the INNER EAR.Hearing: The ability or act of sensing and transducing ACOUSTIC STIMULATION to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. It is also called audition.Stapes: One of the three ossicles of the middle ear. It transmits sound vibrations from the INCUS to the internal ear (Ear, Internal see LABYRINTH).Air Sacs: Thin-walled sacs or spaces which function as a part of the respiratory system in birds, fishes, insects, and mammals.Hair Cells, Auditory: Sensory cells in the organ of Corti, characterized by their apical stereocilia (hair-like projections). The inner and outer hair cells, as defined by their proximity to the core of spongy bone (the modiolus), change morphologically along the COCHLEA. Towards the cochlear apex, the length of hair cell bodies and their apical STEREOCILIA increase, allowing differential responses to various frequencies of sound.Sesamoid Bones: Nodular bones which lie within a tendon and slide over another bony surface. The PATELLA (kneecap) is a sesamoid bone.Vestibule, Labyrinth: An oval, bony chamber of the inner ear, part of the bony labyrinth. It is continuous with bony COCHLEA anteriorly, and SEMICIRCULAR CANALS posteriorly. The vestibule contains two communicating sacs (utricle and saccule) of the balancing apparatus. The oval window on its lateral wall is occupied by the base of the STAPES of the MIDDLE EAR.Hearing Loss, Conductive: Hearing loss due to interference with the mechanical reception or amplification of sound to the COCHLEA. The interference is in the outer or middle ear involving the EAR CANAL; TYMPANIC MEMBRANE; or EAR OSSICLES.Cochlear Duct: A spiral tube that is firmly suspended in the bony shell-shaped part of the cochlea. This ENDOLYMPH-filled cochlear duct begins at the vestibule and makes 2.5 turns around a core of spongy bone (the modiolus) thus dividing the PERILYMPH-filled spiral canal into two channels, the SCALA VESTIBULI and the SCALA TYMPANI.Otitis Media, Suppurative: Inflammation of the middle ear with purulent discharge.Eustachian Tube: A narrow passageway that connects the upper part of the throat to the TYMPANIC CAVITY.LondonOssicular Prosthesis: An implant used to replace one or more of the ear ossicles. They are usually made of plastic, Gelfoam, ceramic, or stainless steel.Stapes Surgery: Surgery performed in which part of the STAPES, a bone in the middle ear, is removed and a prosthesis is placed to help transmit sound between the middle ear and inner ear.Diagnosis-Related Groups: A system for classifying patient care by relating common characteristics such as diagnosis, treatment, and age to an expected consumption of hospital resources and length of stay. Its purpose is to provide a framework for specifying case mix and to reduce hospital costs and reimbursements and it forms the cornerstone of the prospective payment system.International Classification of Diseases: A system of categories to which morbid entries are assigned according to established criteria. Included is the entire range of conditions in a manageable number of categories, grouped to facilitate mortality reporting. It is produced by the World Health Organization (From ICD-10, p1). The Clinical Modifications, produced by the UNITED STATES DEPT. OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, are larger extensions used for morbidity and general epidemiological purposes, primarily in the U.S.Dry Eye Syndromes: Corneal and conjunctival dryness due to deficient tear production, predominantly in menopausal and post-menopausal women. Filamentary keratitis or erosion of the conjunctival and corneal epithelium may be caused by these disorders. Sensation of the presence of a foreign body in the eye and burning of the eyes may occur.Clinical Coding: Process of substituting a symbol or code for a term such as a diagnosis or procedure. (from Slee's Health Care Terms, 3d ed.)DislocationsEncyclopedias as Topic: Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)Jaw: Bony structure of the mouth that holds the teeth. It consists of the MANDIBLE and the MAXILLA.Cerumen: The yellow or brown waxy secretions produced by vestigial apocrine sweat glands in the external ear canal.Apocrine Glands: Large, branched, specialized sweat glands that empty into the upper portion of a HAIR FOLLICLE instead of directly onto the SKIN.Elastic Cartilage: A type of CARTILAGE whose matrix contains ELASTIC FIBERS and elastic lamellae, in addition to the normal components of HYALINE CARTILAGE matrix. Elastic cartilage is found in the EXTERNAL EAR; EUSTACHIAN TUBE; EPIGLOTTIS; and LARYNX.Sweat Glands: Sweat-producing structures that are embedded in the DERMIS. Each gland consists of a single tube, a coiled body, and a superficial duct.Aviation: Design, development, manufacture, and operation of heavier-than-air AIRCRAFT.Barotrauma: Injury following pressure changes; includes injury to the eustachian tube, ear drum, lung and stomach.Accidents, AviationFirst Aid: Emergency care or treatment given to a person who suddenly becomes ill or injured before full medical services become available.Dizziness: An imprecise term which may refer to a sense of spatial disorientation, motion of the environment, or lightheadedness.Aerospace Medicine: That branch of medicine dealing with the studies and effects of flight through the atmosphere or in space upon the human body and with the prevention or cure of physiological or psychological malfunctions arising from these effects. (from NASA Thesaurus)Dinosaurs: General name for two extinct orders of reptiles from the Mesozoic era: Saurischia and Ornithischia.MonotremataFossils: Remains, impressions, or traces of animals or plants of past geological times which have been preserved in the earth's crust.Platypus: A small aquatic oviparous mammal of the order Monotremata found in Australia and Tasmania.Marsupialia: An infraclass of MAMMALS, also called Metatheria, where the young are born at an early stage of development and continue to develop in a pouch (marsupium). In contrast to Eutheria (placentals), marsupials have an incomplete PLACENTA.Echidna: An oviparous burrowing mammal of the order Monotremata native to Australia, Tasmania, and New Guinea. It has hair mingled with spines on the upper part of the body and is adapted for feeding on ants.
The ossicles are the three smallest bones in the human body. They may be called ear bones or auditory ossicles. They are in the ... The ossicles are, in order from the eardrum to the inner ear (from superficial to deep), the malleus, incus, and stapes. The ... the elliptical or oval window or opening between the middle ear and the inner ear. ... They are contained within the middle ear space and serve to transmit sounds from the air to the fluid-filled labyrinth (cochlea ...
External and middle ear, opened from the front. Right side. Horizontal section through left ear; upper half of section. ... Auditory ossicles. Tympanic cavity. Deep dissection. This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition ... Facing the outer ear, the lateral wall (or membranous wall), is formed mainly by the tympanic membrane, partly by the ring of ... The tympanic cavity is a small cavity surrounding the bones of the middle ear. On its lateral surface, it abuts the external ...
Jaws and middle ears[edit]. See also: Evolution of mammalian auditory ossicles ... Figure 1:In mammals, the quadrate and articular bones are small and part of the middle ear; the lower jaw consists only of ... But Hadrocodium had no such trough, which suggests its ear was part of the cranium, as it is in crown-group mammals - and hence ... Hadrocodium's braincase and jaws were no longer bound to each other by the need to support the ear, and its jaw joint was ...
6 middle ear ossicles (3 in each ear). 1 hyoid bone in neck. 33 bones of vertebral column. 1 chest bone called sternum. 24 ribs ... In the human skeleton, it consists of 80 bones and is composed of six parts; the skull bones, the ossicles of the middle ear, ... Appendicular skeleton Skull Middle ear ossicles Hyoid bone sternum ribs Bones Folkens, Tim D. White, Michael T. Black, Pieter A ... the internal ear, the nose, and the mouth. The most important facial bones include the jaw or mandible, the upper jaw or ...
ISBN 0-03-910284-X. Arensburg, B.; Harell, M.; Nathan, H. (February 1981). "The human middle ear ossicles: Morphometry, and ... The stapes is the third bone of the three ossicles in the middle ear. The stapes is a stirrup-shaped bone, and the smallest in ... In this case, a pulsatile sound may be heard in the affected ear, or there may be no symptoms at all. Rarely, the stapes may be ... The stapes /ˈsteɪpiːz/ or stirrup is a bone in the middle ear of humans and other mammals which is involved in the conduction ...
... ossicles, three bones in the middle ear that transmit sounds. Sound, the physical signal perceived by the auditory ... Ear, the auditory end organ. Cochlea, the auditory branch of the inner ear. Auditory illusion, sound trick analogous to an ... External auditory meatus, the ear canal Auditory scene analysis, the process by which a scene containing many sounds is ...
The middle-ear ossicles further amplify the vibration pressure roughly 20 times. The base of the stapes couples vibrations into ... The ear canal amplifies sounds that are between 3 and 12 kHz. At the far end of the ear canal is the tympanic membrane, which ... It includes both the sensory organs (the ears) and the auditory parts of the sensory system. The outer ear funnels sound ... The stapedius reflex of the middle ear muscles helps protect the inner ear from damage by reducing the transmission of sound ...
The malleus is one of three ossicles in the middle ear which transmit sound from the tympanic membrane (ear drum) to the inner ... The malleus /ˈmæliəs/ or hammer is a hammer-shaped small bone or ossicle of the middle ear which connects with the incus and is ... The malleus is a bone situated in the middle ear. It is the first of the three ossicles, and attached to the tympanic membrane ... Bone terminology Evolution of mammalian auditory ossicles Ligaments of malleus Terms for anatomical location hednk-023-Embryo ...
Auditory ossicles. Tympanic cavity. Deep dissection. Aditory ossicles.Incus and malleus.Deep dissection. Hearing Ear Ossicles ... The anvil or incus /ˈɪŋkəs/ is a bone in the middle ear. The anvil-shaped small bone is one of three ossicles in the middle ear ... External and middle ear, opened from the front. Right side. Chain of ossicles and their ligaments, seen from the front in a ... The final part of the long limb, was once described as a "fourth ossicle" by Pieter Paaw in 1615. Head and neck of a human ...
Along with the middle ear ossicles, it is usually eroded in middle ear cholesteatomas. Superiorly, this continues as the ... Gaurano, JL; Joharjy, IA (2004). "Middle ear cholesteatoma: characteristic CT findings in 64 patients". Annals of Saudi ...
His phonautograph was constructed as an analog of the ear canal, eardrum and ossicles. Scott created several variations of the ... The functions of the ear canal and eardrum were simulated by a funnel-like horn or a small open-ended barrel with a flexible ... The sound collected by the simulated ear and transmitted to the bristle caused the line to be modulated in accordance with the ... a complete return to the device's conceptual origins was made by employing the preserved parts of an actual human ear. By mid- ...
Permanent conductive hearing loss can be caused by erosion of the ossicles (hearing bones). Discharge from the ear often ... This layer of keratin is normally pushed out of the ear by migration of skin cells along the ear canal and is turned into wax. ... This can result in erosion of bone and accumulation of dead skin (keratin) within the ear. As the middle ear is only a narrow ... Middle ear pressure can also be increased by Politzerization and with commercially available devices (e.g. Otovent and Ear ...
The ossicles are three small bones in the middle ear which are involved in sound transduction. The cancellous part of bones ... The largest bone in the body is the femur or thigh-bone, and the smallest is the stapes in the middle ear. The Latin word for ...
Vibrations that contact the tympanic membrane travel through the three ossicles and into the inner ear. The oval window is the ... is a membrane-covered opening that leads from the middle ear to the vestibule of the inner ear. ... It is a reniform (kidney-shaped) opening leading from the tympanic cavity into the vestibule of the internal ear; its long ... intersection of the middle ear with the inner ear and is directly contacted by the stapes; by the time vibrations reach the ...
Conductive hearing ability is mediated by the middle ear composed of the ossicles: incus, malleus, stapes. Sensorineural ... The outer ear consisting of the pinna, ear canal, and ear drum or tympanic membrane transmits sounds to the middle ear but does ... In a normal patient, the Weber tuning fork sound is heard equally loudly in both ears, with no one ear hearing the sound louder ... If the Weber-lateralized ear has a positive Rinne test (AC>BC), that generally means the absence of conduction loss in that ear ...
"Ear ossicle morphology of the Jurassic euharamiyidan Arboroharamiya and evolution of mammalian middle ear". Journal of ... A description of the middle ear ossicles of Arboroharamiya will be published by Meng et al. (2018). Darin A. Croft; Russell K. ... Leonardo Kerber; Marcelo R. Sánchez-Villagra (2018). "Morphology of the middle ear ossicles in the rodent Perimys ( ... Matthew J. Mason; Nigel C. Bennett; Martin Pickford (2018). "The middle and inner ears of the Palaeogene golden mole ...
... through the Weberian ossicles and then straight into the labyrinth structures of the inner ear. The structure essentially acts ... Ossicle Ears in Fishes and Tetrapods". Evolution of the Vertebrate Auditory System. Chapter by Jennifer A. Clack and Edgar ... The structure acts as an amplifier of sound waves that would otherwise be only slightly perceivable by the inner ear structure ... The generalized structure of the Weberian apparatus is akin to a skeletal complex of bones and ossicles that are physically ...
Arensburg, B.; Harell, M.; Nathan, H. The human middle ear ossicles: Morphometry, and taxonomic implications. Journal of Human ... Can you hear me now? Understanding vertebrate middle ear development.. Frontiers in Bioscience. Jan 1, 2011, 16: 1675-92. PMID ... Clinical-histopathological correlations of pitfalls in middle ear surgery.. European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology. 1998, ... Congenital defects of the middle ear - uncommon cause of pediatric hearing loss1,2. Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology. ...
These are surgically implanted hearing aids inserted onto the middle ear. These aids work by directly vibrating the ossicles, ... The result is a tympanogram showing ear canal volume, middle ear pressure and eardrum compliance. Normal middle ear function ( ... a visual instrument inserted into the ear. This also allows some inspection of the middle ear through the translucent tympanic ... Both ears tend to be affected. The impact of presbycusis on communication depends on both the severity of the condition and the ...
The mandible is the only movable bone of the skull besides the ossicles of the middle ear. The bone is formed from a fusion of ... Near the head, they are connected with the ear capsules, and they meet at the lower end at a symphysis, a fusion point between ... From the proximal end of each cartilage the malleus and incus, two of the bones of the middle ear, are developed; the next ... the former articular and quadrate bones survive as the malleus and the incus of the middle ear. Finally, the cartilaginous fish ...
Air pressure changes in the ear canal cause the vibrations of the tympanic membrane and middle ear ossicles. At the end of the ... One such mechanism is the opening of ion channels in the hair cells of the cochlea in the inner ear. ... Hudspeth, A. J. (1989). "How the ear's works work". Nature. 341 (6241): 397-404. Bibcode:1989Natur.341..397H. doi:10.1038/ ...
The densities of middle ear ossicles of golden moles (family Chrysochloridae, order Afrosoricida) were measured using the ... The external ear pinnae are absent as well as the external tail. The body has a streamlined shape which facilitates movement ... The middle ear of nine families of golden moles (family Chrysochloridae) were examined to see the ossicular apparatus. The ... They are blind, subterranean small mammals with small ears, tails and eyes that are all covered by skin and fur. They have ...
In 1855 Rinne described the combined conductive process of the tympanic membrane and the ossicles of the middle ear. He is ... sound to the inner ear through the mastoid). He reasoned that if a person hears a sound for a longer period of time through ...
This cholesteatoma, in turn, can erode the middle ear ossicles, facial nerve, inner ear and even involve the brain. From ... In human anatomy, Prussak's Space is the small middle ear recess, bordered laterally by the flaccid part of Shrapnell's ...
The joint's function is to transfer vibrations between the ossicles in the middle ear, which is perceived as sound. Contrary to ... All of the ossicles move more or less as a unit, at least at low frequencies. When the eardrum is moved inward due to sound ... it transmits to the handle or manubrium of the malleus which is connected to the ear drum. The head of the malleus (caput ...
As the dentary continued to enlarge during the Triassic, the older quadrate-articular joint fell out of use. Some of the bones were lost, but the quadrate (which is directly connected to the stapes), the articular (connected to the quadrate) and the angular (connected to the articular) became free-floating and associated with the stapes. This occurred at least twice in the mammaliformes ("almost-mammals"). The Multituberculates, which lived from about 160M years ago (mid-Jurassic) to about 35M years ago (early Oligocene) had jaw joints that consisted of only the dentary and squamosal bones, and the quadrate and articular bones were part of the middle ear; but other features of their teeth, jaws and skulls are significantly different from those of mammals.[26][39]. In the lineage most closely related to mammals, the jaws of Hadrocodium (about 195M ...
During the early 1940s Axis engineers developed a sonic cannon that could cause fatal vibrations in its target body. A methane gas combustion chamber leading to two parabolic dishes pulse-detonated at roughly 44 Hz. This sound, magnified by the dish reflectors, caused vertigo and nausea at 200-400 metres (220-440 yd) by vibrating the middle ear bones and shaking the cochlear fluid within the inner ear. At distances of 50-200 metres (160-660 ft), the sound waves could act on organ tissues and fluids by repeatedly compressing and releasing compressive resistant organs such as the kidneys, spleen, and liver. (It had little detectable effect on malleable organs such as the heart, stomach and intestines.) Lung tissue was affected at only the closest ranges as atmospheric air is highly compressible and only the blood rich alveoli resist ...
This is a list of Chinese terrestrial ungulates, including both extinct and extant types. Ungulates are mammals which are endothermic amniote animals distinguished from reptiles and birds by the possession of hair, three middle ear bones, mammary glands, and a neocortex (a region of the brain). The mammalian brain regulates body temperature and the circulatory system, including the four-chambered heart. The mammals include the largest animals on the planet, the rorquals and some other whales, as well as some of the most intelligent, such as elephants, some primates and some cetaceans. The basic body type is a four-legged land-borne animal, but some mammals are adapted for life at sea, in the air, in the trees, or on two legs. The largest group of mammals, the placentals, have a placenta which feeds the offspring during pregnancy. China for the purposes of this list article refers to a geographic area, now primarily politically identified ...
Tympanic membrane displacement (TMD) technique, proposed nearly twenty years ago by Marchbanks [16] exploits the effect of intracranial pressure on the acoustic reflex, i.e. a reflex contraction of the stapedius and tensor tympani muscles in response to a sound. Normally, vibrations of the tympanic membrane (eardrum) elicited by acoustic stimuli are transmitted through the chain of ossicles (malleus, uncus, and stapes) in the middle ear to the oval window of the cochlea. Vibrations of the footplate of stapes transmit through the oval window to the perilymph, which in turn causes the endolymph, the basilar membrane, and the organ of Corti to vibrate, activating ultimately the acoustic sensor cells, the inner hair cells of the organ of Corti. The transfer function of this complex mechanical system under physiological conditions is modulated by the action of ...
A fracture classification system in which temporal bone fractures detected on CT are delineated based on disruption of the otic capsule has been found to be predictive for complications of temporal bone trauma such as facial nerve injury, sensorineural deafness and cerebrospinal fluid otorrhea. On radiographic images, the otic capsule is the most dense portion of the temporal bone.[1][2]. In otospongiosis, a leading cause of adult-onset hearing loss, the otic capsule is exclusively affected. This area normally undergoes no remodeling in adult life, and is extremely dense. With otospongiosis, the normally dense enchondral bone is replaced by haversian bone, a spongy and vascular matrix that results in sensorineural hearing loss due to compromise of the conductive capacity of the inner ear ossicles. This results in hypodensity on CT, with the portion first affected usually being the fissula ...
Studies have shown that ear bones in mammal embryos are attached to the dentary, which is part of the lower jaw. These are ossified (turned into bone) portions of cartilage -- called Meckel's cartilage -- that are attached to the jaw. As the embryo develops, the cartilage hardens to form bone. Later in development, the bone structure breaks loose from the jaw and migrates to the inner ear area. The structure is known as the middle ear, and is made up of the incus, stapes, malleus, and tympanic membrane. These correspond to the quadrate, prearticular, articular, and angular structures in earlier land vertebrates.[1] ...
The majority (98%) of people with cholesteatoma have ear discharge or conductive hearing loss, or both, in the affected ear.[citation needed] Other more common conditions (e.g. otitis externa) may also present with these symptoms, but cholesteatoma is much more serious and should not be overlooked. If a patient presents to a doctor with ear discharge and hearing loss, the doctor should consider cholesteatoma until the disease is definitely excluded. Other less common symptoms (all less than 15%) of cholesteatoma may include pain, balance disruption, tinnitus, earache, headaches and bleeding from the ear. There can also be facial nerve weakness. Balance symptoms in the presence of a cholesteatoma raise the possibility that the cholesteatoma is eroding the balance organs in ...
... exspectatus is an extinct mammaliaform, specifically a docodont. It lived in the Upper Jurassic (Kimmeridgian, about 145 million years ago). Its fossil remains have been found in Portugal, in the famous field Guimarota. Judging by its physical features, it seems to have been an aquatic insectivore, resembling the modern desman. The appearance of this animal, a little more than 38 cm (15 in) in length, must have been quite similar to that of the current desman (genera Desmana and Galemys), small insectivores related to the moles. The body was compact, while the legs were short and robust; the articulation of the distal humerus was particularly expanded, indicating strong muscles. The first forepaw phalanges were short, while those terminals were curved and laterally compressed. The skull was equipped with roughness on the nasal bones, which suggest the presence of a shield of keratin. The 7.6 cm (3 in) jaws were robust; in particular, ...
Like all echinoderms, the Ophiuroidea possess a skeleton of calcium carbonate in the form of calcite. In ophiuroids, the calcite ossicles are fused to form armor plates which are known collectively as the test. The plates are covered by the epidermis, which consists of a smooth syncytium. In most species, the joints between the ossicles and superficial plates allow the arm to bend to the side, but not to bend upwards. However, in the basket stars, the arms are flexible in all directions.[6] Both the Ophiurida and Euryalida (the basket stars) have five long, slender, flexible, whip-like arms, up to 60 cm in length. They are supported by an internal skeleton of calcium carbonate plates referred to as vertebral ossicles. These "vertebrae" articulate by means of ball-in-socket joints, and are controlled by muscles. They are essentially fused plates which correspond to the parallel ambulacral plates in sea stars and five Paleozoic families of ophiuroids. In ...
The temporal bones are at the sides and base of the skull. They protect the structures of the inner ear. The lower seven cranial nerves move along the inside of the temporal bones. The main blood vessels to and from the brain also move along the inside of the temporal bone. The temporal bones are not the same in all mammals. The inner ear is usually not protected in marsupials, and in other placentals it is protected by a structure called the auditory bulla. ...
An umbo is a raised area in the center of a mushroom cap. Caps that possess this feature are called umbonate. Umbos that are sharply pointed are called acute, while those that are more rounded are broadly umbonate. If the umbo is elongated, it is cuspidate, and if the umbo is sharply delineated but not elongated (somewhat resembling the shape of a female breast), it is called mammilate or papillate.[1]. ...
As the dentary continued to enlarge during the Triassic, the older quadrate-articular joint fell out of use. Some of the bones were lost, but the quadrate (which is directly connected to the stapes), the articular (connected to the quadrate) and the angular (connected to the articular) became free-floating and associated with the stapes. This occurred at least twice in the mammaliformes ("almost-mammals"). The Multituberculates, which lived from about 160M years ago (mid-Jurassic) to about 35M years ago (early Oligocene) had jaw joints that consisted of only the dentary and squamosal bones, and the quadrate and articular bones were part of the middle ear; but other features of their teeth, jaws and skulls are significantly different from those of mammals.[26][39]. In the lineage most closely related to mammals, the jaws of Hadrocodium (about 195M ...
A laser Doppler vibrometer (LDV) is a scientific instrument that is used to make non-contact vibration measurements of a surface. The laser beam from the LDV is directed at the surface of interest, and the vibration amplitude and frequency are extracted from the Doppler shift of the reflected laser beam frequency due to the motion of the surface. The output of an LDV is generally a continuous analog voltage that is directly proportional to the target velocity component along the direction of the laser beam. Some advantages of an LDV over similar measurement devices such as an accelerometer are that the LDV can be directed at targets that are difficult to access, or that may be too small or too hot to attach a physical transducer. Also, the LDV makes the vibration measurement without mass-loading the target, which is especially important for MEMS devices. A vibrometer is generally a two beam laser interferometer that measures the frequency (or phase) difference between an internal reference beam ...
Noun 1. conductive hearing loss - hearing loss due to problems with the bones of the middle ear conduction deafness, middle-ear ... or ossicles, of the middle ear.. Hearing loss detected before the age of 1 has more chance of correction ... Conductive hearing loss is due to a mechanical blockage in the ear or damage to the eardrum or middle ear bones.. Listen to ... conductive hearing loss - hearing loss due to problems with the bones of the middle ear. conduction deafness, middle-ear ...
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The three-ossicle mammalian middle ear is very different from that of other land tetrapods, which possess a single ossicle, the ... The air-filled cavity and ossicles of the mammalian middle ear conduct sound to the cochlea. Using transgenic mice, we show ... The mammalian middle ear is an air-filled cavity housed within the auditory bulla with three ossicles suspended within it, ... Neural crest cells coalesce to form precursors of the middle ear ossicles, followed by a rupture of the endoderm along the ...
Middle Ear Ossicle. Definition : Implantable prostheses designed for partial or total replacement of the small middle ear bones ... they are also used to repair congenital abnormalities in the middle ear ossicles, improving patients hearing capabilities. ... Ossicular implants are used mainly to reestablish the middle ear sound-conducting mechanism; ... i.e., ossicles) that transmit sound. These prostheses are typically made of bioactive materials such as hydroxyapatite, ...
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Short Description: Other acquired abnormalities of ear ossicles Long Description: Other acquired abnormalities of ear ossicles ... Diseases of the ear and mastoid process (H60-H95) * Diseases of middle ear and mastoid (H65-H75) *Other disorders of middle ear ... in your middle ear. The vibrations travel to your inner ear, a snail-shaped organ. The inner ear makes the nerve impulses that ... Ear Disorders Your ear has three main parts: outer, middle and inner. You use all of them in hearing. Sound waves come in ...
Short Description: Dislocation ear ossicle Long Description: Discontinuity or dislocation of ear ossicles This is the 2014 ... H74.20 - Discontinuity and dislocation of ear ossicles, unsp ear (approximate) Approximate Flag. The approximate flag is on, ... H74.399 - Other acquired abnormalities of ear ossicles, unsp ear (approximate) Approximate Flag. The approximate flag is on, ... Diseases of the ear and mastoid process (380-389) *385 Other disorders of middle ear and mastoid ...
ossicle (plural ossicles). *(anatomy) A small bone (or bony structure), especially one of the three of the middle ear. The ... Late 16th century, from Latin ossiculum ("little bone, ossicle") from os ("bone"). ... The skeleton of echinoderms is made of ossicles, linked to each other via muscles and connective tissue. ... The eyeballs were surrounded by a ring of bones, the sclerotic ossicle, which probably protected their eyes when diving ...
Comparison of the application of artificial ossicles and autologous ossicles in the reconstruction of a damaged ossicular chain ... 2Hough, JV, Stuart, WD. Middle ear injuries in skull trauma. Laryngoscope 1968;78:899-937 ... Autologous ossicles were used in 16 cases; the average air-bone gap was 33.4 ± 4.5 dB pre-operatively and 17.8 ± 7.8 dB post- ... The results suggest that repair with either the titanium partial ossicular reconstruction prosthesis or autologous ossicles can ...
... a chain of bones that transmit sound from the outer ear to inner ear through sound vibrations. ... The auditory ossicles are a chain of small bones in the middle ear that transmit sound from the outer ear to the inner ear ... The Role of Auditory Ossicles in Hearing Middle Ear Bones That Transfer Sound to the Brain. By ... How the Auditory Ossicles Work The purpose of the auditory ossicles (also called the ossicular chain) is to transmit sound via ...
The ossicles are the three smallest bones in the human body. They may be called ear bones or auditory ossicles. They are in the ... The ossicles are, in order from the eardrum to the inner ear (from superficial to deep), the malleus, incus, and stapes. The ... the elliptical or oval window or opening between the middle ear and the inner ear. ... They are contained within the middle ear space and serve to transmit sounds from the air to the fluid-filled labyrinth (cochlea ...
... is a pathway running from the outer ear to the middle ear. The adult human ear canal extends from the pinna to the eardrum and ... The human ear canal is divided into two parts. The elastic cartilage part forms the outer third of the canal; its anterior and ... The ear canal (external acoustic meatus, external auditory meatus, EAM) ... Earwax, also known as cerumen, is a yellowish, waxy substance secreted in the ear canals. It plays an important role in the ...
... ossicles) and muscles contained within a chamber (tympanic cavity) that sit between the Outer Ear and the Inner Ear, bounded by ... Without the middle ear 99.9% of the sound energy entering the outer ear, and vibrating the eardrum, would be reflected by the ... the ears. Even when the Eustachian tubes are infected (see below) it can be relatively easy to equalise the ears when adjusting ... The Ossicles. The eardrum is attached at the umbo to the ossicular chain, which consists of three tiny bones: *malleus (hammer ...
Scientists find the greatest number of small ear ossicles known from Neandertals so far and compare them to the ossicles of ... Ear ossicles of modern humans and Neandertals - different shape, similar function September 26, 2016 ...
Jaws and middle ears[edit]. See also: Evolution of mammalian auditory ossicles ... Figure 1:In mammals, the quadrate and articular bones are small and part of the middle ear; the lower jaw consists only of ... But Hadrocodium had no such trough, which suggests its ear was part of the cranium, as it is in crown-group mammals - and hence ... Hadrocodiums braincase and jaws were no longer bound to each other by the need to support the ear, and its jaw joint was ...
... ear ossicles in situ. The temporal bone was decalcified after removal of the ear ossicles. These ossicles were then replaced in ... Roentgenogram, right temporal bone; ear ossicles in situ. Image #40-6. KEYWORDS: Bones cartilage joints, Ear. ...
Ossicles (OS-si-kuls):. Three bones of the middle ear: hammer, anvil, and stirrup.. Papillae (pah-PILL-ee):. Projections on the ... THE MIDDLE EAR. The middle ear transmits sound from the outer ear to the inner ear. The middle ear consists of an oval, air- ... The ear consists of three regions or areas: the outer (external) ear, the middle ear, and inner (internal) ear. The ... while the pressure in the middle ear remains the same, causing the ear to feel "plugged." In response to this the ear may "pop ...
Q16.3 Congenital malformation of ear ossicles. Q16.4 Other congenital malformations of middle ear. Q16.5 Congenital ... First degree (type I), in which the external ear is small and the ear canal might be narrowed, but the structures and ear shape ... Presence/absence of ear canal, presence of ear tags.. Take and report photographs: Show clearly the side and front; can be ... Small ear (microtia first degree) with normal auricle, including lop or cup ear Imperforate auditory meatus with a normal ...
Definitive mammalian middle earEdit. The mammalian middle ear contains three tiny bones known as the ossicles: malleus, incus, ... Masali M (October 1992). "The ear ossicles and the evolution of the primate ear: A biomechanical approach". Human Evolution. ... "Ear Ossicle Morphology of the Jurassic Euharamiyidan Arboroharamiya and Evolution of Mammalian Middle Ear". Journal of ... and therefore that Teinolophos had a pre-mammalian middle ear; and therefore that the mammalian middle ear ossicles evolved ...
Together they form a short chain that crosses the middle ear and transmits vibrations caused by sound waves from the eardrum ... membrane to the liquid of the inner ear. The malleus resembles a club more than a hammer, whereas the incus looks… ... ear bone: …incus, or anvil, and the stapes, or stirrup. ... In human ear: Auditory ossicles. …the incus (anvil), and the ... ear bones. * In ear bone. …incus, or anvil, and the stapes, or stirrup. Together they form a short chain that crosses the ...
Auditory ossicles: …a shallow depression, called the fossa incudis, in the rear wall of the cavity. The long process of the ... In human ear: Auditory ossicles. …a shallow depression, called the fossa incudis, in the rear wall of the cavity. The long ...
Auditory Ossicles. Three minute bones (auditory ossicles) within the middle ear - malleus, incus and stapes - transmit ... The middle ear is an air-filled cavity that lies between the outer ear and inner ear. It separated from the outer ear by the ... Ear Canal. The ear canal runs from the concha to the ear drum (lateral side of the tympanic membrane) and is known as the ... Ear Drum. The eardrum (tympanic membrane) divides the external ear from the middle ear. It is a thin membrane that is about 1 ...
  • In early postnatal mice, the future middle ear cavity is filled with neural crest cells surrounding the developing ossicles, which are positioned in the dorsal region of the future cavity (the attic), in addition to mesodermal cells that will mature to form the middle ear muscles. (willcov.com)
  • In the chick and gecko, no rupture of the endoderm during middle ear development was observed using histology, and mesenchyme did not enter the cavity, which remained air-filled. (willcov.com)
  • In contrast, in another mammal, the shrew, a similar filling of the middle ear cavity to that in the mouse was observed during development. (willcov.com)
  • As the neural crest derived epithelium is simple and unciliated, its function to clear away mucus and debris efficiently would be limited, compared to the endodermally derived epithelium, which provides a logical explanation for why middle ear infections are more common and more severe in the neural crest lined attic than in the ventral endoderm lined region of the cavity. (willcov.com)
  • This is mostly achieved automatically, and any "lag" between the middle ear cavity and the aircraft cabin can usually be eliminated by gentle yawning or chewing. (skybrary.aero)
  • Spiral-shaped cavity in the inner ear that contains the receptors for hearing in the organ of Corti. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Slender air passage between the middle ear cavity and the pharynx, which equalizes air pressure on the two sides of the eardrum. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Cholesteatoma is a destructive and expanding growth of keratinizing squamous epithelium in the middle ear cavity [ 1 - 5 ]. (mdpi.com)
  • The middle ear cavity and the ossicles were normal. (ajnr.org)
  • The middle ear is a cavity in a temporal bone lined with a thin layer of tissue similar to that found in the nose and throat. (diversalertnetwork.org)
  • The ear muscles are supplied by the facial nerve , which also supplies sensation to the skin of the ear itself, as well as to the external ear cavity. (wikipedia.org)
  • Microtia/anotia is a congenital malformation of the ear in which the external ear (auricle) is either underdeveloped and abnormally shaped (microtia) or absent (anotia). (cdc.gov)
  • The auricle (or pinna) gathers sound and channels it into the ear. (bris.ac.uk)
  • What can be done about the disfigurement of a missing auricle or a gnarled ear remnant, that marks my child as abnormal and invites teasing and embarassing questions by outsiders? (healio.com)
  • Other important research characteristics include the evolution of the middle ear bones , erect limb posture, a bony secondary palate , fur , hair, and warm-bloodedness . (wikipedia.org)
  • Tympanic ossicles of left ear. (usf.edu)
  • An 8-year-old boy reported to the ENT Emergency with chief complaints of ear discharge and pain in the left ear with postauricular swelling. (hindawi.com)
  • The patient had been suffering from CSOM left ear for the past 3 years and had been taking antibiotics for the same off and on. (hindawi.com)
  • This drawing shows the morphology of the ear, as usually represented. (soundonsound.com)
  • And it fortunately preserved the delicate morphology of the ear ossicles [bones]," study researcher Jin Meng, of the American Museum of Natural History, said. (livescience.com)