cortilymph

cortilymph

 [kor´tĭ-limf″]
the fluid filling the intercellular spaces of the organ of Corti, similar in composition to perilymph.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

cor·ti·lymph

(kōr'tē-limf),
The extracellular fluid within the organ of Corti between the cuticular plate and the basilar membrane. It is in communication with the perilymph through relatively large channels through the basilar membrane.
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cor·ti·lymph

(kōr'ti-limf)
The fluid in theCorti tunnel.
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The acoustic ciliate cells and the peripheral fibers of the acoustic nerve receive not only direct oxygenation via the bloodstream, but supplemental oxygenation through the perilymph and cortilymph. (38) Moreover, oxygen therapy also facilitates cell metabolism, even when the blood supply is poor, and thus promotes a more rapid and complete functional recovery.