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Eustachian tube meaning

nounthe tube which connects the pharynx to themiddle ear. See illustration at EAR in Supple-ment [Described but actually named afterEustachio by Valsalva a century later. Bartolom- eo Eustachio ( ) physician to the Pope and Professor of Anatomy in Rome.]COMMENT: The Eustachian tubes balance theair pressure on each side of the eardrum. When a person swallows or yawns air is al- lowed into the Eustachian tubes and equalis- es the pressure with the normal atmospheric