membranous labyrinth


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membranous labyrinth

n.
The fluid-filled membranous sacs of the inner ear that are associated with the senses of hearing and balance.
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Noun1.membranous labyrinth - the sensory structures of the inner ear including the labyrinthine receptors and the cochleamembranous labyrinth - the sensory structures of the inner ear including the labyrinthine receptors and the cochlea; contained within the bony labyrinth
anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure - a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure"
inner ear, internal ear, labyrinth - a complex system of interconnecting cavities; concerned with hearing and equilibrium
utricle, utriculus - a small pouch into which the semicircular canals open
saccule, sacculus - a small sac or pouch (especially the smaller chamber of the membranous labyrinth)
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However, CT is better for imaging bony anatomy, while MRI provides valuable information on the membranous labyrinth, internal acoustic canal, and vestibulo-cochlear nerve.
In patient 1, to gain further access to the petrous apex, sequential removal of the bony labyrinth was performed with advancing compression of the membranous labyrinth in an attempt to preserve hearing.
9) When the circulation of the endolymph is obstructed, the membranous labyrinth will swell leading to symptoms of Meniere's disease, consisting of recurrent, spontaneous attacks of vertigo, fluctuating hearing loss, tinnitus and aural fullness.

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