Vestibular canal | definition of vestibular canal by Medical dictionary
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sca·la ves·tib·'u·li [TA]
the division of the spiral canal of the cochlea lying on the apical side of the spiral lamina and vestibular membrane or of scala media.
sca·la ves·tib·u·li (skā'lă ves-tib'yū-lī) [TA]
The division of the spiral canal of the cochlea lying on the apical side of the spiral lamina and vestibular membrane.
Synonym(s): vestibular canal
vestibular canal the canal of the COCHLEA of the inner ear that connects with the oval window.
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The ear's vestibular canals
sense the angle and speed of head movements; muscle signals alert the brain to the neck's orientation relative to the body; and motor commands for head turns are relayed to the visual system.
"I suffered brain damage - I damaged something called the vestibular canal
so my balance was thrown.