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Descriptions of Eardrum

Eardrum: the membrane in the ear that vibrates to sound
Source: WordNet 2.1

Summary Information: Eardrum

Eardrum: The ear drum is located in the middle ear. The ear drum is the common name for the tympanic membrane. It is a thin membrane that covers the end of the ear canal. The ear drum converts sound waves into vibrations.

Sound waves travel through the outer ear, into the middle ear where they cause vibration of the ear drum. 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 ear drum include ruptured tympanic membrane, otitis media, strep infection, and trauma.

Closely Related Organs: Eardrum

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Eardrum

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Other Names: Eardrum

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Organ types: Ear (37)

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