from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Discovered by Eustachius.
- adj. Pertaining to the Eustachian tube.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or named from Bartolomeo Eustachio, an Italian anatomist (died 1574).
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On an airplane a baby may cry for their usual reasons, but they may also experience ear pain due to their narrower eustachian tubes behind the eardrum becoming blocked.
In children, the thin and flexible eustachian tube between the inner ear and nasal cavity often collapses and fails to drain an infected ear.
Amusing typo of the day 'station tube'.... er that should be eustachian tube, methinks.
They can turn just about every organ in the body—the eustachian tube, the gill, the brain, the bladder, the Achilles tendon—into their home.
LISTEN TO THE MIDDLE EARThe shape and position of their eustachian tubes make infants vulnerable to ear infections.
Most of the time, the eustachian tube allows air to flow into the middle ear.
The confusion extends to otitis media with effusion (OME), a painless condition in which the eustachian tubes are blocked and the middle ear fills up with fluid.
They can hear little during the first 24 hours until air enters the eustachian tubes.
Inhaled smoke irritates the eustachian tube, which connects the back of the nose with the middle ear.
But I spoke to a friend of mine who is an ENT specialist and she told me that this is very normal, and not anything to worry about - at this age the eustachian tubes of little kids are very horizontal, and so the fluid that is produced during an ear infection sometimes takes a while to drain away, hence his 'blocked' ear.
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