otitis media


otitis me·dia

noun \-ˈmē-dē-ə\

Definition of OTITIS MEDIA

:  inflammation of the middle ear marked especially by pain, fever, dizziness, and hearing loss

Origin of OTITIS MEDIA

New Latin
First Known Use: 1874

otitis me·dia

noun \-ˈmēd-ē-ə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OTITIS MEDIA

: 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—see serous otitis media

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