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ossicle

[′äs·ə·kəl]
(anatomy)
Any of certain small bones, as those of the middle ear.
(invertebrate zoology)
Any of various calcareous bodies.
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Nevertheless, the morphology of scales and other ossicles of pleuronectiforms, especially of the Baltic Sea, remains insufficiently known.
Vibrations of the tympanic membrane are transmitted along these ossicles to the oval window.
Recognized causes of sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) after a tympanoplasty with or without a mastoidectomy are acoustic trauma from manipulation of the ossicles, the noise generated by suctioning and, in the case of mastoidectomy, the noise generated by temporal bone drilling.
Key words: exophthalmos, retrobulbar mass, scleral ossicles, computed tomography, immunohistochemistry, avian, macaroni penguin, Eudyptes chrysolophus
With regard to the connection between occluding fibrotic tissue and ossicles, the CT scans for subjects 2, 4, 5, and 6 show a substantial connection of occluding fibrotic tissue with the ossicles, implying the presence of a fibrotic tissue pathway.
However, other cost-effective methods such as fluorochromes, which mark the sea cucumbers ossicles for a longer period, should not be dismissed as being a potentially useful marking method (Purcell et al.
Unlike other bones of the skeleton, the ossicles are already fully formed and adult-sized at birth.
Tiny bones in your middle ear, called ossicles, then amplify that slight movement by acting as little levers.
Among others, these include hypoplastic zygomas, downward sloping palpebral fissures, malformed pinnae, abnormalities of the external auditory canal (stenosis or atresia), maldevelopment of the ossicles, absence of middle ear and tympanic spaces, pharyngeal hypoplasia, deficient mandibular rami and a cleft palate.
Incidence of accessory ossicles and sesamoid bones in the feet: a radiographic study of the Turkish subjects.
I believe the process of yawning opens the eustachian tubes which equalizes the pressure in the middle ear which, in turn, allows for improved sound conduction through the ossicles into the inner ear.
These include osteochondral (OCD) lesions of the talus, impingement, loose bodies, painful ossicles, adhesions, chondromalacia, and osteophytes.