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Concept Unique Identifier (CUI): C0013443

NCI Thesaurus Code: C12394  (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Semantic Type: Body Part, Organ, or Organ Component

NCIt Definition: A sense organ needed for the detection of sound and for establishing balance. The outer ear consists of the auricle, the ear canal as well as the tympanic membrane. The middle ear is made up of an air-filled cavity behind the tympanic membrane that contains the ossicles (malleus, incus and stapes). The inner ear is made up of the cochlea needed for hearing and the vestibular apparatus required for balance.

RADLEX Definition: The hearing and equilibrium system of the body. It consists of three parts: the external ear, the middle ear, and the inner ear. Sound waves are transmitted through this organ where vibration is transduced to nerve signals that pass through the acoustic nerve to the central nervous system. The inner ear also contains the vestibular organ that maintains equilibrium by transducing signals to the vestibular nerve. [MeSH]

FMA Definition: Subdivision of auriculotemporal part of head which has external, middle and intenal regional parts. Examples: There are only two ears.

CDISC Definition: A sensory organ that contains auditory and vestibular apparatuses.

CSP Definition: organ of hearing and of equilibrium, consisting of the external ear, the middle ear, and the internal ear.

MSH Definition: The hearing and equilibrium system of the body. It consists of three parts: the EXTERNAL EAR, the MIDDLE EAR, and the INNER EAR. Sound waves are transmitted through this organ where vibration is transduced to nerve signals that pass through the ACOUSTIC NERVE to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. The inner ear also contains the vestibular organ that maintains equilibrium by transducing signals to the VESTIBULAR NERVE.

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
Apparatus, Vestibulocochlear
auris
Ear and related structures
Ear structure (body structure)
Ear structure
Ear, NOS
Ear-related structure
Ears
ear
hearing apparatus
Ohr
Organum vestibulocochleare
System, Vestibulocochlear
Vestibulocochlear Apparatus
Vestibulocochlear organ
Vestibulocochlear System
Vestibulokochleäres Organ

External Source Codes: 
NCI Thesaurus Code C12394 (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Other Properties: Property Definitions
Name Value Source
ACTIVE 1 SNOMEDCT_US
AN general only or unspecified; prefer EAR, EXTERNAL or EAR, MIDDLE or EAR, INNER; /abnorm permitted but note EAR DEFORMITIES, ACQUIRED; /surg: consider also OTOLOGIC SURGICAL PROCEDURES; ear acupuncture or otopuncture or auriculoacupuncture (acupunct ther with ear as pressure point): index under ACUPUNCTURE THERAPY (IM) + EAR, EXTERNAL (IM) MSH
AQL AB AH BS DG EM GD IN IR MI PA PH PP PS RE SU VI MSH
AUTHORITY Rosse MD FMA
AUTHORITY Terminologia Anatomica 1998 FMA
CASE_SIGNIFICANCE_ID 900000000000448009 SNOMEDCT_US
CHARACTERISTIC_TYPE_ID 900000000000011006 SNOMEDCT_US
CITE Playbook RADLEX
Contributing_Source CDISC NCI
CTV3ID Xa05g SNOMEDCT_US
CX consider also terms at OTI- and OTO- MSH
DATE_LAST_MODIFIED Tue May 02 13:34:30 PDT 2000 FMA
DATE_LAST_MODIFIED Wed Aug 09 12:44:30 PDT 2000 FMA
DC 1 MSH
DEFINITION_STATUS_ID 900000000000074008 SNOMEDCT_US
DID 0973-2108 CSP
DX 19600101 MSH
EFFECTIVE_TIME 20020131 SNOMEDCT_US
EPONYM false FMA
EXTERNAL_LIST_LINK http://www.who.int/classifications/icf/en/ LNC
EXTERNALLY_DEFINED N LNC
EXTERNALLY_DEFINED Y LNC
EXTERNALLY_DEFINED_CODE_SYSTEM ICF LNC
HN EAR, EXTERNAL, DEFORMITY was heading 1966-70 MSH
ICD-O-3_CODE C72.9 SNOMEDCT_US
LANGUAGE Latin FMA
MDA 19990101 MSH
MMR 20050630 MSH
MN A01.456.313 MSH
MN A09.246 MSH
MODIFIER_ID 900000000000451002 SNOMEDCT_US
OID 2.16.840.1.113883.6.254 LNC
OL use EAR /AB & EAR, EXTERNAL /AB & EAR DEFORMITIES, ACQUIRED to search EAR, EXTERNAL, DEFORMITY 1966-70; in searching non-acquired ear abnormalities consider EAR DEFORMITIES, ACQUIRED 1966-74 MSH
PM EAR, EXTERNAL, DEFORMITY was heading 1966-70 MSH
SUBSET_MEMBER 446608001~MAPTARGET~C72.9 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 723264001 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 734138000~TARGETCOMPONENT~1910005 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 734139008~TARGETCOMPONENT~119262002 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000497000~MAPTARGET~Xa05g SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000508004~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000508004~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000549004 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000509007~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000509007~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000549004 SNOMEDCT_US
TA_ID A01.1.00.005 FMA
TA_ID A15.3.00.001 FMA
TA_ID A15.3.03.002 FMA
TERM_LEVEL Related ICDO
TERMUI T013487 MSH
TERMUI T619641 MSH
TERMUI T619642 MSH
TH NLM (1966) MSH
TH NLM (2006) MSH
TRANSLATION Filipino: Tainga FMA
TRANSLATION French: Oreille FMA
TRANSLATION French: Organe vestibulo-cochléaire FMA
TRANSLATION Italian: Orecchio FMA
TYPE_ID 900000000000003001 SNOMEDCT_US
TYPE_ID 900000000000013009 SNOMEDCT_US
UWT Anatomical Structure UWDA
UWT Body Part Subdivision UWDA

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