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Glossary of ENT Terminology

What was that word again? You're in the perfect place to enhance your vocabulary. A comprehensive glossary of commonly used medical terminology related to the ears, nose and throat.

Chronic Airway - Digestive Inflammatory Disorder
The definition of chronic airway digestive inflammatory disorder.

Definition of Auditory Tube
A detailed definition of the auditory tube.

An allergen is a substance that causes an allergic reaction. Some examples of common allergens are dust mites, cat dander and pollen. Allergens trigger the immunoglobulin IgE which activates the immune system resulting in allergy symptoms such as itchy eyes, runny nose, cough, sneezing, hives and more.

Immunoglobulins are proteins which act as part of our immune system, they detect foreign substances such as viruses, bacteria and allergens and send a message which triggers the immune system.

What is a Microdebrider
Microdebrider definition.

Definition of an audiologist

Benign: Definition of Benign

Definition of a biopsy

Cartilage: Definition of Cartilage

CT Scan
Definition of CT Scan

Definition of Culture

The definition of a decongestant.

Deviated Septum
The definition of a deviated septum.

Ear Infection
Ear infection occurs when germs become trapped inside the inner ear.

Definition of an endoscope

The definition of an endoscopy.

Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
What is an esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)?

Eustachian Tube
Definition of the Eustachian Tube

Frontal Sinuse
Definition and image of the frontal sinuses

The definition of GERD.

Lymph Node
The definition of a lymph node.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
The definition of an MRI, or magnetic resonance imaging.

The definition of malignant.

The definition of the malleus, a tiny bones inside the ear.

Maxillary Sinuses: What is a Maxillary Sinus
Definition and image of the maxillary sinuses.

Nasolacrimal Duct
The Definition of Nasolacrimal Duct, or tear duct.

Definition for neurolabrythitis, a disease that causes vertigo, nausea and vomiting, visual impairment, one sided hearing loss and more.

An otolaryngologist is a physician who specializes in...

Definition of Otoscope

Serous Otitis Media
Serous otitis media is a medical term meaning fluid in the ear. It can also be called otitis media with effusion.

Sinus Cavity
Definition of Sinus Cavity

What is Speech Therapy?
Speech therapy encompasses more than just talking. Speech therapy can treat problems eating, swallowing and aspiration, non-verbal communication in addition to treating speech disorders.

Swimmer's Ear
Learn the definition of Swimmer's Ear.

Definition of Turbinates
A detailed description of turbinates, which are also sometimes referred to as nasal concha.

The definition of tinnitis

Tympanic Membrane (Eardrum)
Definition of the tympanic membrane

Tympanometry is performed by using a tympanometer and is used to determine disorders of the middle ear.

Definition of Uvula

What is Phlegm?
Phlegm is the mucus secreted by the glands in the respiratory passages and the lungs. Phlegm sometimes exits through the mouth, but is not the...

What is Ankylglossia?
The definition of ankylglossia.

What is the Esophagus?
The definition of esophagus.

What Is an Ethmoidectomy?
Definition of ethmoidectomy.

Maxillary Antrostomy
The definition of a maxillary antrostomy.

Definition of the Epiglottis
Comprehensive definition of the epiglottis.

Definition of Larynx
Comprehensive definition of larynx.

Definition of Pharynx
Definition of pharynx.

Definition of Trachea
Comprehensive definition of the trachea.

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