TENSOR TYMPANI By N., Pam M.S. - April 29, 2013 a middle ear muscle which manages the motion of the tympanic membrane. Its activation is part of the acoustic reflex. TENSOR TYMPANI: "The tensor tympani appears to be inflamed." Related Psychology Terms OSSICLES TYMPANIC MEMBRANE OTOSCLEROSIS TYMPANOMETRY TONIC REFLEX ACTIVE TRANSPORT ROUND WINDOW EXTERNAL AUDITORY MEATUS FIBRILLATION TRANSPORTER Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "TENSOR TYMPANI," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/tensor-tympani/ (accessed October 18, 2021).