Eustachian-tube



[yoo-stey-shuh n, -stey-kee-uh n] /yuˈsteɪ ʃən, -ˈsteɪ ki ən/

noun, Anatomy.
1.
a canal extending from the middle ear to the pharynx; auditory canal.
/juːˈsteɪʃən/
noun
1.
a tube that connects the middle ear with the nasopharynx and equalizes the pressure between the two sides of the eardrum
n.

so called for Italian physician Bartolomeo Eustachio (d.1574), who discovered the passages from the ears to the throat. His name is from Latin Eustachius (see Eustace).

eustachian tube n.
A slender tube that connects the tympanic cavity with the nasal part of the pharynx and serves to equalize air pressure on either side of the eardrum. Also called auditory tube, salpinx.
eustachian tube
(y-stā’shən)
A slender tube that connects the middle ear with the upper part of the pharynx, serving to equalize air pressure on either side of the eardrum.
Eustachian tube [(yooh-stay-shuhn, yooh-stay-kee-uhn)]

A tube made up of bone and cartilage that connects the middle ear to the back of the mouth.

Note: Swallowing during airplane takeoffs and landings allows air to move through the Eustachian tube to equalize pressure across the eardrum, causing the ears to “pop.”

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