utriculus

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utriculus

[yü′trik·yə·ləs]
(anatomy)
That part of the membranous labyrinth of the ear into which the semicircular canals open.
A small, blind pouch extending from the urethra into the prostate. Also known as utricle.
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The symptoms will always worsen when the patient needs to rely on the vestibular organs such as closing the eyes, dark environment or walking on uneven ground.
He and his team are currently working to determine whether harvesting these stem cells from the vestibular organ and transplanting them into the cochlea could replace hair cells lost there.
This illusion conflicts with information from the vestibular organs, which signal that the body is still.
The researchers also measured eye reflexes triggered by input from the vestibular organs.
Because peripheral vestibular organs can only transmit information about the acceleration and deceleration vectors of the head and gravity, additional visual, auditory, somatosensory, and proprioceptive information must be integrated with vestibular input to represent the full picture of the self in space.
In fact, the vestibular organs contribute to the problem.

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