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The fluid contained within the membranous labyrinth of the inner ear; endolymph resembles intracellular fluid in composition (potassium is the main positively-charged ion).
Fluid in the membranous labyrinth of the ear.
See also: Scarpa, Antonio
Scarpa,Antonio, Italian anatomist, orthopedist, and ophthalmologist, 1747-1832.
canals of Scarpa - separate canals for the nasopalatine nerves and vessels.
fossa scarpae major - Synonym(s): femoral triangle
Scarpa fascia - the deeper membranous or lamellar part of the subcutaneous tissue of the lower abdominal wall. Synonym(s): membranous layer of superficial fascia
Scarpa fluid - the fluid contained within the membranous labyrinth of the inner ear. Synonym(s): endolymph
Scarpa foramina - two openings in the line of the intermaxillary suture that transmit the nasopalatine nerve.
Scarpa ganglion - a collection of bipolar nerve cell bodies forming a swelling on the vestibular part of the eighth nerve in the internal acoustic meatus. Synonym(s): vestibular ganglion
Scarpa habenula - Synonym(s): Haller habenula
Scarpa hiatus - a semilunar opening at the apex of the cochlea through which the scala vestibuli and the scala tympani of the cochlea communicate with one another. Synonym(s): helicotrema
Scarpa liquor - the fluid contained within the membranous labyrinth of the inner ear. Synonym(s): endolymph
Scarpa membrane - closes the fenestra cochleae or rotunda. Synonym(s): secondary tympanic membrane
Scarpa method - cure of an aneurysm by ligation of the artery at some distance above the sac.
Scarpa sheath - one of the coverings of the spermatic cord, formed of delicate connective tissue and of muscular fibers derived from the internal oblique muscle. Synonym(s): cremasteric fascia
Scarpa staphyloma - bulging near the posterior pole of the eyeball due to degenerative changes in severe myopia. Synonym(s): posterior staphyloma
Scarpa triangle - branches of the femoral nerve are distributed within the femoral triangle. Synonym(s): femoral triangle; fossa scarpae major