Medical Definition of Tympanic plexus

1. A plexus on the promontory of the labyrinthine wall of the tympanic cavity, formed by the tympanic nerve, an anastomotic branch of the facial, and sympathetic branches from the internal carotid plexus; it supplies the mucosa of the middle ear, mastoid cells, and auditory (eustachian) tube, and gives off the lesser superficial petrosal nerve to the otic ganglion. Synonym: plexus tympanicus, Jacobson's plexus. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tympanic Plexus

tympanic gland
tympanic groove
tympanic incisure
tympanic intumescence
tympanic labium of limbus of spiral lamina
tympanic lip of limbus of spiral lamina
tympanic membrane
tympanic membrane perforation
tympanic nerve
tympanic notch
tympanic opening of auditory tube
tympanic opening of canaliculi for chorda tympani
tympanic opening of eustachian tube
tympanic part of temporal bone
tympanic plate of temporal bone
tympanic plexus (current term)
tympanic promontory
tympanic ring
tympanic sinus
tympanic vein
tympanic veins
tympanic wall of cochlear duct

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