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Ear Ossicles MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Ear Ossicles
Tree Number(s)
A09.246.397.247
Unique ID
D004429
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004429
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Auditory Ossicles
NLM Classification #
WV 230
See Also
Stapes Surgery
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2007/07/11
Ear Ossicles Preferred
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