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Inflammation of the ear.

Depending upon which part of the ear is inflamed, there is

  • otitis externa (external otitis or "swimmer's ear" is an infection of the skin covering the outer ear and ear canal in which acute external otitis is commonly a bacterial infection caused by streptococcus, staphylococcus, or pseudomonas types of bacteria),
  • otitis media (inflammation of the middle ear which is an inflammation that often begins with infections that cause sore throats, colds, or other respiratory problems, and spreads to the middle ear), and
  • otitis interna (inflammation of the inner ear, or labyrinthitis, inflammation of the labyrinth, or the maze of canals in the inner ear which are in the portion of the ear that is responsible for sensing balance).
This entry is located in the following units: -itis (page 6) oto-, ot-, -otic + (page 2)
Word Entries containing the term: “otitis
aerotitis, barotitis, aero-otitis, aviator's ear, aviation otitis, altitude dysbarism
1. Inflammation of the ear, especially the middle ear, due to failure of the eustachian tube to remain open during sudden changes in barometric pressure, which may occur during flying, diving, or working in a pressure chamber.
2. Ottic barotrauma caused by abrupt atmospheric pressure changes; such as, may affect the crew and passengers of aircraft during flight, particularly during descent.
3. Inflammation of the ear caused by pressure changes when auditory tubes are obstructed which occurs commonly in aviators and divers.
This entry is located in the following unit: aero-, aer-, aeri- (page 10)
otoacariasis, parasitic otitis (s) (noun); otoacariases, parasitic otitides (pl)
An infestation of the auditory canal of cats, dogs, foxes, and other animals by auricular mites: Otoacariasis is an invasion of parasites in the ears that causes considerable discomfort and tenderness.

In extreme cases, parasitic otitides cause symptoms, such as loss of appetite, wasting away, and fits.

This entry is located in the following units: acaro-, acar-, acari-, acarin- (page 3) -iasis (page 4) oto-, ot-, -otic + (page 2)