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(Science: anatomy) The tympanum. The membrane in the ear that vibrates to sound.Also known as the tympanic membrane and connecting the external and inner ear, this membrane is responsible for detecting sound waves travelling up the [[ear.

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what about gills?

... or otherwise) there is a sort of click sound and if I hold it kind of a wavering sound. It would seem that there are muscles very close to the eardrum. Sometimes some bodily disturbance that I can't begin to define (never thought about it much before) but sort of to do with the throat usually ...

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by notRoman
Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:20 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: what about gills?
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Views: 2535

Re: Vagus Nerve

... nerve has the most extensive distribution in the body of all the cranial nerves, innervating structures as diverse as the external surface of the eardrum and internal abdominal organs. The root of the nerve exits the cranial cavity via the jugular foramen. Within the foramen is the superior ganglion, ...

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by sanjidcapa
Tue May 05, 2009 9:15 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Vagus Nerve
Replies: 19
Views: 175684

The Fiber Disease

... I look forward to all year. As soon as we got home, I went to see my PA and she was horrified when she looked in my ears. She said that my right eardrum had BURST and the other ear was almost that bad. It took a shot of Rocephrine and two different oral antibiotics to clear up the infection. ...

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by befour
Wed Oct 18, 2006 8:04 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
Replies: 7403
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Do snakes have ears?

They have inner ears but no outer ear, or eardrum for that matter. They 'hear' by feeling vibrations in the ground.

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by Theraphosid
Wed Aug 31, 2005 5:49 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Do snakes have ears?
Replies: 13
Views: 29544

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