Membrana timpánica

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Membrana timpánica

La membrana timpánica recibe también el nombre de tímpano. Éste separa el oído externo del oído medio. Cuando las ondas sonoras alcanzan la membrana timpánica hacen que la membrana vibre. Estas vibraciones son transferidas posteriormente a los huesecillos en el oído medio. Los huesos del oído medio transfieren las señales vibratorias al oído interno. La membrana timpánica está compuesta de una membrana delgada de tejido conectivo cubierta por piel en la parte externa y por mucosa en la superficie interna.

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  • Last Reviewed on 11/02/2012
  • Luc Jasmin, MD, PhD, Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles and Department of Anatomy, University of California, San Francisco, CA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, and Stephanie Slon.

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