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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The histological sections of the pouch youngs examined show that the membranous labyrinth within the bony labyrinth is not connected in the area the bony labyrinth is to form the second common crus, so both canals enter the vestibulum separately.
When your head moves, endolymph moves, causing nerve receptors in the membranous labyrinth to send signals to the brain about the body's motion.
Thus, a syndrome comprising a series of vestibular symptoms and hearing function disorders arise in patients with SSCD, which are primarily caused by changes in the membranous labyrinth responding to the sound and pressure changes of the third window.

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