(o″to-sklә-ro´sis) the formation of spongy bone in the capsule of the labyrinth of the ear, often causing the auditory ossicles to become fixed and less able to pass on vibrations when sound enters the ear. If this condition affects the stapes and causes it to become fixed to the oval w...
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ear disorder characterized by the growth of excess bone in the middle ear in the region of the oval window. It is at the oval window that the ... [6 related articles]
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(oto- + Gr. sklrosis hardening) a pathological condition of the bony labyrinth of the ear, in which there is formation of spongy bone (otospongiosis), especially in front of and posterior to the footplate of the stapes; it may cause bony ankylosis of the stapes, resulting in conductive hearing loss....
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otosclerosis 1. A disorder of the middle ear that results in progressive deafness. 2. The abnormal formation of new bone in the middle ear that gradually immobilizes the stapes (stirrup bone) and prevents it from vibrating in response to sound, causing progressive loss of hearing. Otosclerosis usua...
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Otosclerosis is an abnormal growth of bone near the middle ear. It can result in hearing loss. ==Clinical description== Otosclerosis can result in conductive and/or sensorineural hearing loss. The primary form of hearing loss in otosclerosis is conductive hearing loss (CHL) whereby sounds reach the...
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otosclerosis: see deafness.
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Type: Term Pronunciation: ō′tō-sklĕ-rō′sis Definitions: 1. A disease of the otic capsule (bony labyrinth) characterized by formation of soft, vascular bone and resulting in progressive conductive hearing loss because of fixation of the stapes and sensory hearing loss ...
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Overgrowth of bone in the middle ear causing progressive deafness. This inherited condition is gradual in onset, developing usually before middle age. It is twice as common in women as in men. The middle ear cavity houses the sound-conduction mechanism called the ossicular chain, consisting of three...
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1) Congenital disease 2) Genetic abnormality 3) Genetic defect 4) Genetic disease 5) Genetic disorder 6) Hereditary condition 7) Hereditary disease 8) Inherited disease 9) Inherited disorder
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