membrana tectoria


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Related to membrana tectoria: Alar ligament, membrana tectoria ductus cochlearis

membrana tectoria

[membrā′nə]
Etymology: L, membrana, thin skin, tectorium, a covering
1 also called occipitoaxial ligament, the broad, strong ligament covering the dens and helping to connect the axis to the occipital bone of the skull.
2 a spiral membrane projecting from the vestibular lip of the cochlea over the organ of Corti.
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Cobaios Bula inteirica, martelo e Poucos estudos bigorna fundidos e tres e sobre o nervo meia espiras na coclea, vestibulococlear alem de celulas de Hensen, estao membrana tectoria, descritos na membrana de Reissner e o literatura [9].

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