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Middle ear

Identifying and definitional attributes

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METeOR identifier:Help on this term529970
Registration status:Help on this termIndigenous, Endorsed 08/08/2014
Definition:Help on this termThe middle ear begins with the eardrum at the end of the ear canal. The middle ear contains three tiny bones, called the ossicles. These three bones form a connection from the eardrum to the inner ear. As sound waves hit the eardrum, the eardrum moves back and forth causing the ossicles to move. As a result, the sound wave is changed to a mechanical vibration.

Relational attributes

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Patient—middle ear condition indicator, yes/no code N Indigenous, Endorsed 11/08/2014

Patient—middle ear condition type Indigenous, Endorsed 18/02/2015

Patient—middle ear condition type, code N.N Indigenous, Endorsed 11/08/2014

Patient—middle ear condition type, text X[X(99)] Indigenous, Endorsed 11/08/2014

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