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Descriptions of Malleus

Malleus: the ossicle attached to the eardrum
Source: WordNet 2.1

Summary Information: Malleus

Malleus: The malleus is one of three kinds of auditory bones, specialized bones that are located in the middle ear. The malleus is shaped like a hammer and receives auditory vibrations from the tympanic membrane. It then transmits them to the incus, 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 malleus include otitis media, strep infection, and trauma.

Closely Related Organs: Malleus

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Malleus

The following conditions are related to the organ: Malleus:

Other Names: Malleus

The following are other names for the organ: Malleus:

  • Hammer bone

Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Malleus

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

  • 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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