Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease Glossary

Shaun DMello
dr. simi paknikar
Medically Reviewed by dr. simi paknikar, MD
Last Updated on May 05, 2015
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Glossary:

Eustachian tube - Tube-like structure that connects the middle ear to the nasopharynx.

Cytokines - Cytokines are small protein molecules that are released by cells to bring about communication between cells.

Steroids - Drugs, which suppress inflammation.

Tumor necrosis factors - A group of cytokines that has multiple functions including inflammation.

Vestibular complex - Part of the inner ear that consists of the vestibule and three semicircular canals and is involved in maintenance of balance

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