membranous labyrinth


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membranous labyrinth

[′mem·brə·nəs ′lab·ə‚rinth]
(anatomy)
The membranous portion of the inner ear of vertebrates.
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Maintenance of overall system equilibrium across the membranous labyrinth requires that the RC products of both the perilymphatic (p) and endolymphatic (e) systems be equal--that is: [R.
Labyrinthectomy can be defined as a procedure to destroy and/or eliminate the contents of the inner ear, namely the membranous labyrinth.

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