semicircular canals (of bony labyrinth)

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semicircular canals (of bony labyrinth)

[TA]
the organ of balance; the three bony tubes of the labyrinth of the inner ear within which the membranous semicircular ducts are located; they lie in planes at right angles to each other and are known as anterior semicircular canal [TA] (canalis semicircularis anterioris [TA]), posterior semicircular canal [TA] (canalis semicircularis posterioris [TA]), and lateral semicircular canal [TA] (canalis semicircularis lateralis [TA]).

sem·i·cir·cu·lar ca·nals (of bon·y lab·y·rinth)

(semē-sĭrkyū-lăr kă-nalz bōnē labi-rinth) [TA]
Organ of balance; three bony tubes of labyrinth of inner ear within which membranous semicircular ducts are located; lie in planes at right angles to each other and are known as anterior semicircular canal [TA] posterior semicircular canal [TA], and lateral semicircular canal [TA].
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Anterior semicircular canal BPPV (AC-BPPV), diagnosed by observation of a similar nystagmus but in a downbeating direction, is not frequent and therapeutic information on this condition is extremely scarce (Epley, 2001; Epley 1992; Semont, Freyss, Vitte, 1988).
5,13,14) patients with horizontal and anterior semicircular canal variants of BPPV and other types of positional nystagmus were excluded.

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