labyrinthine artery


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Noun1.labyrinthine artery - an artery that is a branch of the basilar artery that supplies the labyrinthlabyrinthine artery - an artery that is a branch of the basilar artery that supplies the labyrinth
inner ear, internal ear, labyrinth - a complex system of interconnecting cavities; concerned with hearing and equilibrium
arteria, arterial blood vessel, artery - a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body
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14,15) The majority of the risk factors for SNHI reported in the literature are related to the cardiovascular system, as the inner ear may be vulnerable to circulatory alterations that can affect the labyrinthine artery.
Another possible explanation is that thickening of the intima-media carotid arteries may affect the inner ear blood flow, especially the labyrinthine artery, leading to SNHI by the same mechanism mainly at high frequencies.
The arterial blood supply to the membranous labyrinth, which contains the vestibular receptor hair cells, is provided by the internal auditory or labyrinthine artery which arises from the vertebrobasilar arterial system (Baloh, 1996b).