Ototoxicity

Having a toxic effect on the structures of the ear, especially on its nerve supply.

Resulting in damage to the ear (oto-), specifically the cochlea or auditory nerve and sometimes the vestibular system, by a toxin.

Infusion of certain medications (eg. Lasix) by IV push at rates higher than recommended may result in ototoxicity.

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