tensor tympani

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a small muscle in the middle ear that tenses to protect the eardrum

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Then he referred to the contributions of Italians, Andreas from Belgium who described anterior position of oral window and posterior position of round window and identified tensor tympani. He then recalled the accomplishments of Barthiolomeus, Falloppo, Guichard, Valsalva, Edme-Grills and Prosper Meniere's from France who is known for Meniere's disease.
The medial pterygoid muscle and the tensor tympani muscle develop from the temporal blastema.
The muscles tensor tympani and tensor veli palatini are the first focus of the functional origin of the otic disorders with symptoms like tinnitus, otic fullness, subjective hearing loss and vertigo.
The stapedial muscles accompany the tensor tympani muscle in the middle ear mechanism.
The dysfunction of the tensor tympani muscle in conjunction with tensor veli palatini muscle also plays an important role in the relationship ofTMD and otic symptoms.
We excluded tenosynovial extra-articular chondromatosis--another entity that has been reported as synovial chondromatosis originating in the tenosynovial membranes (10)--in view of the absence of any involvement of the stapedius and tensor tympani tendons.