He believed that vibration would help loosen otolithic
debris adherent to the membrane of posterior semicircular canal.
In teleostian fish, a collagen is observed to be located in the saccular otolithic
organ (Davis et al.
Dizziness most likely results from damage to the middle ear (vestibular apparatus), which includes the semicircular canals that respond to rotations and the otolithic
organs that respond to sense linear accelerations with otoconia crystals.
The contents of the inner ear are removed, including the otolithic
organs, especially the utricle with its attached ampullae beneath the horizontal fallopian canal.
involvement through the VCR causes contraction of the sternocleidomastoid muscle, resulting in abnormal twisting of the neck (Gans, 2002b).
These are called the otolithic
organs and are responsible for detecting linear acceleration, or movement in a straight line.
In particular, stimulation of the otolithic
membranes of the vestibular system may lead to the incorrect identification of low frequency (below 0.
Unfortunately, few comparisons of vestibular reflex deficits arising from semicircular canal versus otolithic
sources of vestibular information have been carried out in elderly populations; therefore, the functional consequences of these different kinds of receptor degeneration are not well understood.
Teleost fishes, such as the goldfish, use the otolithic
end organs to detect sounds ranging from very low frequencies to more than 1 KHz (Popper and Fay, 1993).