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Descriptions of Incus

Incus: the ossicle between the malleus and the stapes
Source: WordNet 2.1

Summary Information: Incus

Incus: The incus is one of three kinds of auditory bones, specialized bones that are located in the middle ear. The incus is shaped like an anvil and receives auditory vibrations from the malleus. It then transmits them to the stapes, another auditory bone.

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 incus include otitis media, strep infection, and trauma.

Closely Related Organs: Incus

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Incus

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Other Names: Incus

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Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Incus

These symptoms are related to afflictions of the organ: Incus:

  • Ear pain
  • Tugging at ear in small children
  • Fever
  • Drainage of fluid or pus from ear
  • Decreased hearing
  • Feeling of pressure in ear

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