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.
When both sides of vestibular organs are defective in head impulse test, the eyes are unable to fixate to the target during fast head motion, and refixation saccades are triggered to catch up the target.
Central-vestibular vertigo (12.4%), bilateral peripheral vestibulopathy (5.1%), and paroxysmal dysfunction of the vestibular nerve or vestibular organs (3.9%) are among the frequent types of vertigo.
The vestibular organs of the inner ear provide the brain with information about where the body is in physical space, signaling whether the self or the environment is in motion.
Head trauma sometimes leads to injury of the primary vestibular organs, generating conditions such as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) [12].
In fact, the vestibular organs contribute to the problem.
(7,8) Jones and Corwin have proposed that a subpopulation of cells localized in the supporting cell layer in mammals may be progenitor cells that are responsible for limited hair cell regeneration in vestibular organs such as the utricle.
The researchers also measured eye reflexes triggered by input from the vestibular organs. Later, they examined the participants' brain structure with MRI scans.
The author postulates that the clot in the left internal jugular vein caused an increase in venous pressure that resulted in venous insufficiency in the vestibular organs. This in turn led to endolymphatic hydrops and the subsequent development of Meniere's symptom complex.

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