tensor tympani

  1. a small muscle in the middle ear that tenses to protect the eardrum
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  • Equally important are the two tiny muscles, the tensor tympani (hammer muscle) and stapedius (stirrup muscle). Recently Uploaded Slideshows
  • The three muscles which regulate the tension of these membranes are termed the _tensor tympani, laxator tympani_, and _stapedium tympani. The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English or, Medicine Simplified, 54th ed., One Million, Six Hundred and Fifty Thousand
  • Webster’s original hypothesis formulated in 1974 about the cause of the disorder centered on two tiny middle ear muscles known as the tensor tympani and the stapedius, which are neurologically coordinated with the larynx and which contract a fraction of a second before the start of phonation to protect the inner ear from the blast of one’s own voice. Knotted Tongues
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