toxic to the organs of hearing or balance or to the auditory nerve; "some drugs are ototoxic"
having a toxic effect on the ear, especially on its nerve supply. return to Quick Directory return to Quick Directory return to Quick Directory
Toxic to the ear. Usually refers to drugs such as certain antibiotics. Ototoxic drugs can be a cause of deafness.
Any substance that damages auditory tissues, including a special class of antibiotics, called aminoglycoside antibiotics, that can damage hearing and balance organs for individuals who are sensitive.
Toxic to the sensory cells of the inner ear ( cochlear and vestibular endorgans).