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utricle

 [u´trĭ-k'l]
1. any small sac.
2. the larger of the two divisions of the membranous labyrinth of the inner ear.
prostatic utricle (urethral utricle) a small blind pouch in the substance of the prostate.

u·tri·cle

(yū'tri-kĕl),
1. A small sac or pouch. A dilated portion of the membranous labyrinth receiving the ampullae of the semicircular canals; contains an area of sensory epithelium, the macula utriculi.
Synonym(s): sacculus communis, utriculus (1)
[L. diminutive form of uter, leather bag]

utricle 1

(yo͞o′trĭ-kəl)
n.
Any of various bladderlike structures in a plant or animal, especially:
a. A membranous sac contained within the labyrinth of the inner ear and connected with the semicircular canals.
b. A small bladderlike one-seeded indehiscent fruit, as in an amaranth plant.

utricle 2

(yo͞o′trĭ-kəl)
n.
A small vestigial blind pouch of the prostate gland.

u·tri·cle

(yū'tri-kĕl)
1. A small sac or pouch.
2. The larger of the two membranous sacs in the vestibule of the membranous labyrinth of the internal ear, lying in the elliptic recess; from it arise the semicircular ducts.
Synonym(s): utriculus [TA] .
[L. diminutive form of uter, leather bag]

utricle

A small sac or pocket.

utricle

one of two connecting sacs from which the semicircular canals of the inner ear arise. The other sac is the SACCULE (2).

u·tri·cle

(yū'tri-kĕl)
1. Small sac or pouch.
2. A dilated portion of membranous labyrinth receiving ampullae of semicircular canals.
[L. diminutive form of uter, leather bag]
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S: saccule; U: utricle; C: cochlea; D: dorsal; M: medial; pc: posterior crista; H: hindbrain; NT: neural tube.
As vertiginous disturbances negatively affect the health-related quality of life, we decided to examine which parameter of the oVEMPs (the only vestibular test that reflects utricle function) could indicate an increased likelihood of BPPV recurrence.
Prostatic utricle cyst communicates with the prostatic urethra and are located in the midline, posterior to the bladder, and anterior to the rectum, as described in this case.
Base on the examinations, the patient was diagnosed the prostatic utricle cyst.
For BPPV, your doctor may employ particle repositioning (see chart on Page 3), which moves the loose calcium crystals back into the utricle. A low-salt diet and diuretic drugs can prevent fluid retention and treat Meniere's disease.
Proximal hypospadias with cryptorchidism, enlarged utricle, or penile size < 2.5 cm should be investigated for intersex disorders by ultrasonography, hormonal profile, and karyotyping [12].
The term BPPV relates to otoconia (microscopic calcium carbonate crystals) that are normally present in the utricle of the inner ear being displaced into the semi-circular canals (Barany 1921).
"Injecting growth hormone into zebrafish stimulated cell proliferation in their inner ears, especially cells of the utricle, a vestibular organ involved in balance," said Dr.
Perianth puberulous on the outside, rectilinear to slightly bent; utricle obovoid, 7-10 x 4-5 mm, syrinx eccentric, c 1.5 mm long; tube slightly bent, 7-12 mm long, forming an angle of about 140-180[degrees] with the utricle; limb ovate and bright yellow in the West Indian and the San Andres collections (Fig.