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Encyclopedia > Perilymph

Perilymph is a fluid located within the cochlea (part of the ear) in 2 of its 3 muscles; the scala typmani and scala vestibuli. Cross section of the cochlea. ... A left human ear. ...


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Perilymph at AllExperts (205 words)
Perilymph is located in the scala typmani and scala vestibuli - the aqua regions at the top and bottom of the diagram.
Perilymph is an extracellular fluid located within the cochlea (part of the ear) in 2 of its 3 compartments; the scala typmani and scala vestibuli.
The ionic composition of perilymph is comparable to that of plasma and cerebrospinal fluid.
Special Senses II: The Ear (2941 words)
The perilymphatic spaces are functionally connected to the subarachnoid space in the meningeal covering of the brain, and this may be the route by which excess perilymph is removed.
All this sloshing back and forth in the perilymph causes the suspended cochlear duct (which is filled with endolymph) to vibrate as well.
As with other bony labyrinth, the vestibule and the canals are filled with perilymph, and in them are suspended parts of the membranous labyrinth, constituting the vestibular apparatus of balance sensation.
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