otolithic


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Related to otolithic: utriculus, utricles

o·to·lith·ic

(ō-tō-lith'ik),
Pertaining to otoliths.

o·to·lith·ic

(ōtō-lithik)
Pertaining to otoliths.

otolithic

emanating from or pertaining to otolith.

otolithic membrane
gelatinous matrix in the labyrinth of the ear; contains otoliths or otoconia.
otolithic organs
utricle and saccule; detect the position of the head in a gravitational field.
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He believed that vibration would help loosen otolithic debris adherent to the membrane of posterior semicircular canal.
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.
The otolithic 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).