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Otitis media

Synonym(s)

  • middle ear infection
  • middle ear inflammation

Definition(s)

Inflammation of the middle ear.

Definition from: CRISP Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

Acute or chronic inflammation of the middle ear; especially: an acute inflammation, especially in infants or young children, that is caused by a virus or bacterium, usually occurs as a complication of an upper respiratory infection, and is marked by earache, fever, hearing loss, and sometimes rupture of the tympanic membrane.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: March 23, 2015