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Ear

"Ear" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Ear" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Ear" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 109 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 9 publications in 2002
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