vestibular labyrinth


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ves·tib·u·lar lab·y·rinth

[TA]
the portion of the membranous labyrinth concerned with the sense of equilibration (vs. the cochlear labyrinth, which is concerned with the sense of hearing) and innervated by the vestibular nerve; it is located within the semicircular canals and vestibule of the bony labyrinth, and consists of the utricle, saccule, and the semicircular, utriculosaccular, and endolymphatic ducts.

ves·tib·u·lar lab·y·rinth

(ves-tib'yū-lăr lab'i-rinth) [TA]
Part of the membranous labyrinth concerned with the sense of equilibration (vs. the cochlear labyrinth, which is concerned with the sense of hearing) and innervated by the vestibular nerve.

vestibular labyrinth

The vestibular (balance and equilibrium) portion of the membranous labyrinth of the internal ear. It has two divisions: 1 the utricle and saccule, and2 the semicircular ducts.The vestibular labyrinth is filled with endolymph and is suspended in the bony labyrinth, which is filled with perilymph.
Synonym: membranous labyrinth.
See also: labyrinth

ves·tib·u·lar lab·y·rinth

(ves-tibyū-lăr labi-rinth) [TA]
Portion of membranous labyrinth concerned with sense of equilibration.
Synonym(s): vestibular organ.
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The receptor cells for vestibular stimuli are the hair cells of the vestibular labyrinth. Type I hair cells are flask-shaped and connected to a single large afferent nerve fiber.
Originally presented in part during a course in vestibular labyrinth instruction at Washington University; Nov.
One possible explanation is that the gentamicin affects the dark cells of the vestibular labyrinth and the secretory cells in the stria vascularis, which reduces the secretion of endolymph, thereby reducing endolymphatic hydrops.