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Tympanic Membrane: the membrane in the ear that vibrates to sound
Source: WordNet 2.1
Tympanic Membrane: The tympanic membrane is located in the middle ear. The tympanic membrane is a thin membrane that covers the end of the ear canal. The tympanic membrane converts sound waves into vibrations. 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 tympanic membrane include ruptured tympanic membrane, otitis media, strep infection, and trauma.
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