There is some confusion over what ENT means among the general population, with many viewing it as an abbreviation for “entertainer.”
According to an Urban Dictionary, “Ent” is, “slang for somebody who smokes cannabis.” On this site, we favor the medical nomenclature. A significant percentage of ClinicalPosters customers are otolaryngologists. They are a part of the oldest medical specialty in the United States. Life with a malfunctioning ear, nose or throat (ENT) can range from inconvenient to problematic. Any significant otolaryngological anomaly is met with anxiety and panic.
It is easier to cope with temporary symptoms like a sore throat or stuffy nose. These may result from a cold, flu or from yelling during an inclement sporting event. Ringing in your ears, a broken nose, disequilibrium, hearing loss, strep throat, tonsillitis, oral melonotic macule, and throat cancer are some of the more serious conditions prompting a visit to an otolaryngologist. These professionals treat significant infections, benign and malignant tumors, or facial trauma and deformities with cosmetic plastic and reconstructive surgery.
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New Titles Available
For at least eight years, the otolaryngology anatomy poster of choice has been, appropriately entitled, Ear, Nose & Throat. It does not discuss pathology or physiology but clearly illustrates essential pathways, providing useful visual context during patient consultations. If you have one of these anatomy posters hanging on your wall, it is a collector’s item. The poster entitled Anatomy of the Inner Ear has been globally discontinued. Any you are able to acquire are limited to what a reseller has remaining in stock. While this might signal a pending update, no explanation has yet been offered.
Anticipating that this will likely disappoint those with expanding ENT offices, ClinicalPosters offers alternative titles with slightly larger 22x28 inch dimensions to fill in the void. One is similarly named: Ear, Nose and Throat (no ampersand). Understanding Sinusitis, Understanding Rhinitis, The Ear, Middle Ear Infections and Common Cold vs the Flu round out the list of alternative oversize anatomy poster titles. Each is an excellent reference for otolaryngology exam rooms.