semicircular canal


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semicircular canal

n.
Any of three tubular and looped structures of the inner ear, together functioning in maintenance of the sense of balance in the body.

semicircular canal

n
(Anatomy) anatomy any of the three looped fluid-filled membranous tubes, at right angles to one another, that comprise the labyrinth of the ear: concerned with the sense of orientation and equilibrium

semicir′cular canal′


n.
any of the three curved tubular canals in the inner ear, associated with the sense of equilibrium.

sem·i·cir·cu·lar canal

(sĕm′ĭ-sûr′kyə-lər)
Any of the three looped tubes of the inner ear that together work to maintain the sense of balance of the body.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.semicircular canal - one of three tube loops filled with fluid and in planes nearly at right angles with one anothersemicircular canal - one of three tube loops filled with fluid and in planes nearly at right angles with one another; concerned with equilibrium
sense organ, sensory receptor, receptor - an organ having nerve endings (in the skin or viscera or eye or ear or nose or mouth) that respond to stimulation
inner ear, internal ear, labyrinth - a complex system of interconnecting cavities; concerned with hearing and equilibrium
vestibular apparatus, vestibular system - organs mediating the labyrinthine sense; concerned with equilibrium
Translations

semicircular canal

n canal mor conducto semicircular
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Lateral semicircular canal was in the second place (24.
Richard et al7 assessed the efficacy of the Epley manoeuvre in a study of 81 patients with posterior semicircular canal BPPV.
Of the surgical options available most popular is the posterior semicircular canal occlusion technique which has high success rates with low post-operative complications (5,6).
As noted, the frequency range over which reflexes mediated by the semicircular canal receptors exhibit unity gain is 0.
The sagittae were removed from the semicircular canal at the base of the cranium, and the lapilli were removed from the lateral wall above the sagittae.
The Epley maneuver jars the wayward otoconia from the semicircular canal and gets them to fall back into the otolith organs.
Background: Superior semicircular canal dehiscence (SSCD) is gradually recognized by otologists in recent years.
Eyelid problems uBalance problems, bilateral semicircular canal aplasia (absence of balance organs in both ears)
These include damage to oval or round windows during removal of cholesteatoma or granulations from these areas, excessive manipulation of ossicles resulting in their dislocation or fracture, acoustic trauma from drill generated noise or from suction, inadvertent opening of lateral semicircular canal while remov-ing cholesteatoma matrix resulting in labyrinthine fistula.
Typically they exhibit dynamically stable locomotion with a highly developed semicircular canal system that codes angular acceleration in each of three orthogonal planes (horizontal and vertical at 45[degrees] and 135[degrees] to the pitching plane).
CT analysis of 35 hominid fossils with preserved bony labyrinths finds humanlike semicircular canal proportions only in H.