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Oval Window: fenestra that has the base of the stapes attached to it
Source: WordNet 2.1
Oval Window: The oval window is a hole, or orifice, between the middle ear and the inner ear. The oval window is covered by a membrane and transmits vibrations from the stapes in the air-filled middle ear into the fluid-filled inner ear.
Sound waves travel through the outer ear, into the middle ear where they cause vibration of the tympanic membrane. These vibrations are then transmitted through the auditory bones and into the cochlea of the inner ear. In the inner ear, sound vibrations are converted into electrical impulses and carried by the 8th cranial nerve to the brain.
Conditions that can afflict the oval window include congenital absence of the oval window, rupture of the oval window, otitis media, strep infection, and trauma.
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