Politzerization

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Politzerization (Med) The act of inflating the middle ear by blowing air up the nose during the act of swallowing; -- so called from Prof. Politzer of Vienna, who first practiced it.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n politzerization The act of politzerizing; the process of forcing air through the Eustachian tube into the middle ear by means of a rubber bulb with tube attachment. The tube is inserted into one nostril, the other nostril is closed, and as the patient swallows, thereby shutting off the pharynx from the nares, the bulb is compressed and the current of air dilates the Eustachian tube.
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