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1

ala nasi

The outer more or less flaring wall of each nostril.

2

amphotericin



One of two antifungal antibiotics.

Amphotericin A: The less active form of the antibiotic produced by the bacteria Streptomyces nodosus. It is not used clinically.

Amphotericin B: An antibiotic produced by the bacteria Streptomyces nodosus which is used to treat a wide variety of fungal infections.

3

arytenoid

Ladle-shaped; applied to two small cartilages of the larynx, and also to the glands, muscles, etc, connected with them. The cartilages are attached to the cricoid cartilage and connected with the vocal cords.

4

barotrauma

An injury that result as the result of rapid or extreme changes in pressure.

5

Bovie

An instrument used for electrosurgical dissection and haemostasis. Frequently used as a verb, i.e., to Bovie something is to dissect or cauterise it with the Bovie instrument.