external ear

(redirected from outer ear)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.
Related to outer ear: inner ear, middle ear, outer ear infection

external ear

[ek¦stərn·əl ′ēr]
(anatomy)
The portion of the ear that receives sound waves, including the pinna and external auditory meatus.
References in periodicals archive ?
Some authors recommend killing the tick by pouring warm water, mineral oil [2], 4% solution of lidocain [2] or glicerin [5] into the outer ear canal before the extraction of the tick .
Stitch the outer ear edges, moving the bag Fabric away from the ears to avoid stitching through it.
During surgery on the 14-year-old girl, which took place a few weeks ago, the medical team took cartilage from other parts of the body and reshaped it to look identical to the outer ear.
Among all acquired ear disorders that can be problematic for a dog, otitis externa--an infection of the outer ear canal is the most common.
Miller refers to as "yeast otitis" are the same as those associated with otitis externa in general: The cat's outer ear is likely to be inflamed, and the animal will hold its ears flat back against its head, scratch at them incessantly and shake its head frequently--as if trying to dislodge a bothersome object.
A membrane called the eardrum separates the middle and outer ear.
The category encompasses solutions for a variety of problems, ranging from earache and wax buildup to tinnitus (or ringing in the ears) and swimmers' ear (an infection of the outer ear canal).
Otitis Externa: infection of the outer ear and ear canal
Who: Engineers at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) have developed a means of representing a 3D model ear to redefine the standard for an outer ear simulator used to measure sound in the way we perceive it.
Ear problems of the outer ear are very common in dogs and can happen for lots of reasons; ear mites can be ons1e cause.
Any ear wax, discharge and debris from your outer ear and ear canal have to be removed by microsuction using a small suction device.
A general practitioner in Italy, Romoli offers physicians and therapists an innovative diagnostic model in which the outer ear provides clues to systemic conditions.