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timpani:

see kettledrumkettledrum,
in music, percussion instrument consisting of a hemispherical metal vessel over which a membrane is stretched, played with soft-headed wooden drumsticks. Of ancient origin, it appeared early in Europe, probably imported from the Middle East by crusaders in the 12th
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Advocates of complete CWDM justify its use as it provides a good view of the mesotympanum and sinus tympani to ensure complete expiration of the cholesteatoma and to avoid recurrence.
Out of 34 temporal bones, 2 bones had deep sinus tympani which was hidden posteriorly behind pyramid.
In PCI surgery, the edge of the drill hole is adjacent to important structures, such as facial nerves (FNs), chorda tympani nerves (ChTs), the back wall of the external canal, and the auditory ossicles.
The scutum, ossicles, and tegmen tympani are common sites for erosion.
The attic, sinus tympani, facial recess, and hypo tympanum are the primary sites of disease and surgical failure to cure.
Take a tingly triangle, a horsey woodblock, bowls full of tympani, the simplicity of a pipe with valves, the sonorous metalwork of a steel drum, a fretless washtub bass.
A standard cochleostomy was done just anterior and inferior to round window membrane to enter the scala tympani of the cochlea.
To elucidate the neural mechanisms of such age-related changes in taste preference and sensitivity, electrophysiological experiments examined taste response characteristics of chorda tympani nerves.
4,5 Electrophysiological study of chorda tympani nerve in non human primates shows that more sucrose-based and NaCl-based fibres are present than citric acid based and caffeine- based fibres.
The mounting excitability and big tympani climaxes may not exactly, as they claim, "bend the rules" for harmony singing, but the pulseracing palpitations they set off are certainly something to welcome.
If the lesion is proximal to the geniculation ganglion, the motor paralysis is accompanied by gustatory and autonomic abnormalities, while lesion between the geniculate ganglion and the origin of chorda tympani produces same effects, except that lacrimation is spared.