endolymph


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endolymph

[′en·də‚limf]
(physiology)
The lymph fluid found in the membranous labyrinth of the ear.
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Estrogen-related receptor beta/NR3B2 controls epithelial cell fate and endolymph production by the stria vascularis.
However, these conditions are not necessary for the presence of ELH, and the ionic homeostasis of endolymph does not seem to be significantly affected by this flow pathway [51].
10) Similarly Kovar (1973) reported thickening of the vessel walls in the stria vascularis and spiral ligament as well as hemorrhage in the modiolus, perilymph and endolymph.
4] They suggested that these symptoms might have resulted from the direct action of the radio waves on the endolymph or the hair cells in the semicircular canals or from convection currents set up in the external auditory meatus from the heat of the mobile phone.
64, 65) This hypothesis is based on clinical findings of increases in blood immune complex levels, (66, 67) the efficacy of steroids for hearing loss, (65, 66, 68, 69) and the high concentration of IgG in endolymph, (70) as well as the basic findings that endolymphatic hydrops are observed in animals immunized with inner ear tissues, (71, 72) resulting in fluctuating hearing loss.
Its toxicity is attributed to its accumulation in renal tubular epithelial cells and endolymph of ear (Laureat et al.
The otoliths are immersed in their chambers in a liquid named endolymph (Lagler et al.
Vesicular storage of adenosine triphosphate in the guinea-pig cochlear lateral wall and concentrations of ATP in the endolymph during sound exposure and hypoxia.
It causes vasodilatation in the stria vascularis and lowers endolymph pressure.
Groen (3) andVan Buskirk et al (4) separately developed torsion-pendulum models of the inner ear in which endolymph provides inertia and viscous drag and the cupula provides the restoring stiffness.
Platinum compounds damage the stria vascularis (columnar epithelium with capillaries which secretes endolymph in the scala media) and cause outer hair cell death beginning at the basal turn of the cochlea.