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ten·sor tym·pa·ni

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  1. tensor tympaninoun

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


  1. tensor tympaninoun

    A muscle of the tympanic cavity, in the ear.


  1. tensor tympani

    The tensor tympani is a small muscle located within the ear. Its primary function is to dampen the vibrations of the eardrum in response to loud sounds, protecting the inner ear from potential damage. It works in coordination with another muscle in the ear, the stapedius, to control the amplitude of sound waves reaching the inner ear, thus helping modulate our sense of hearing.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Tensor Tympani

    A short muscle that arises from the pharyngotympanic tube (EUSTACHIAN TUBE) and inserts into the handle of the MALLEUS. This muscle pulls the handle medially thus controlling the tension and movement of TYMPANIC MEMBRANE.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tensor tympani in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tensor tympani in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Translations for tensor tympani

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  • músculo tensor del tímpano, tensor del tímpanoSpanish
  • tensore del timpano, muscolo tensore del timpanoItalian

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