Semicircular canals

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(Anat.) certain canals of the inner ear. See under Ear.

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The inner ear consists of the cochlea, vestibule and semicircular canals encased in the bony otic capsule.
8) The vestibular system consists of five end organs: three semicircular canals and two otolith organs.
A new MRI, as interpreted by a head and neck radiologist, demonstrated left-sided T1-weighted hyperintensity in the basal turn (figure 1) and the middle turn of the cochlea, as well as in the vestibule and in the semicircular canals.
Within your inner ear are semicircular canals that sense the movement of your head.
To work out if you are moving, the brain relies on information sent by the semicircular canals.
The bony labyrinth of the inner ear is made up of the cochlea, the major organ of hearing, the vestibule and the three semicircular canals which sense head motion and provide input to synchronize movement with visual stimuli.
With T2-weighted image it is possible to assess the cochlea, the semicircular canals, the internal acoustic meatus and the cerebello-pontine angle.
In the presented patient the main risk factor was the Mondini's dysplasia, which is a developmental anomaly of the middle ear characterized by cochlear malformation with dilation of the vestibular aquaduct, vestibule and ampullar ends of the semicircular canals (7).
BPV occurs when otoconia dislodge from the utricle and lodge in the semicircular canals.
The structures of the nephron, cochlea and semicircular canals, and leaf stomata can all be modeled with long clown balloons.
Computerized tomography images of the inner ear show semicircular canals, crucial for maintaining balance, like those of chimps.