auditory tube

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Synonyms for auditory tube

either of the paired tubes connecting the middle ears to the nasopharynx

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Maxillary constriction combined with malfunction of the auditory tubes may cause a negative middle-ear pressure.
Since Italian anatomist Bartolommeo Eustachio (1524-1574) first described the auditory tube (eustachian tube) in 1563, research has shown that it has three main functions: ventilation, protection, and clearance of the middle ear.
A study suggested that sacs bulging from a horse's auditory tubes keep the animal's brain from overheating during exercise (157: 69).
27 NATURE, Baptiste and Canadian colleagues propose new evidence for one of the more novel notions of what horses use instead of a rete: guttural pouches, or lumpy sacs of auditory tubes around the internal carotid arteries.