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*  Otolithic membrane
doi:10.1016/0378-5955(90)90119-a. Lychakov, D.V. (2004). "Evolution of otolithic membrane. Structure of otolithic membrane in ... Otolithic membranes of utricles in reptiles and amphibians represent thin plates of non-uniform structure, while the otolithic ... One final type of model that researchers have used to understand the otolithic membrane is related to the membrane-hair cell ... The mass of the otolithic membrane relative to the surrounding endolymph, as well as the membrane's physical uncoupling from ...
*  Otolith
Ossicles Otolithic membrane Otolith microchemical analysis Sahney, Sarda; Wilson, Mark V. H. (2001). "Extrinsic labyrinth ... When the body changes position or begins a movement the weight of the membrane bends the stereocilia and stimulates the hair ... doi:10.1671/0272-4634(2001)021[0660:ELIIOE]2.0.CO;2. Sheykholeslami, Kianoush; Kaga, Kimitaka (2002). "The otolithic organ as a ... of mammals has retained some of its ancestral acoustic sensitivity and that this sensitivity is mediated by the otolithic ...
*  Utricle (ear)
This membrane is weighted with calcium carbonate-protein granules called otoliths. The otolithic membrane adds weight to the ... The otolithic membrane of the macula utriculi briefly lags behind the rest of the tissues, bends the stereocilia backward, and ... When you stop at the next light, the macula stops but the otolithic membrane keeps going for a moment, bending the stereocilia ... The gelatinous layer and the statoconia together are referred to as the otolithic membrane, where the tips of the stereocilia ...
*  Vestibular system
The tips of these cilia are embedded in an otolithic membrane. This membrane is weighted down with protein-calcium carbonate ... With the head erect, the otolithic membrane bears directly down on the hair cells and stimulation is minimal. When the head is ... While the semicircular canals respond to rotations, the otolithic organs sense linear accelerations. Humans have two otolithic ... the otolithic membrane sags and bends the stereocilia, stimulating the hair cells. Any orientation of the head causes a ...
*  Macula of saccule
A gelatinous cover called the otolithic membrane envelops the tips of the stereocilia and kinocilium. The otolithic membrane is ... In vertical linear acceleration, the weighted otolithic membrane lags behind the stereocilia and kinocilium. This bends the ...
*  Saccule
Covering the surface of the otolithic membrane are otoliths, which are crystals of calcium carbonate. For this reason, the ... Supporting cells interdigitate between hair cells and secrete the otolithic membrane, a thick, gelatinous layer of glycoprotein ... This membrane is weighted with protein-calcium carbonate granules called otoliths, which add to the weight and inertia of the ... are oriented away from the striola The tips of the stereocilia and kinocilium are embedded in a gelatinous otolithic membrane. ...
*  Inner ear
These microscopic structures possess stereocilia and one kinocilium which are located within the gelatinous otolithic membrane ... which includes the basilar membrane, is called the scala tympani. As a result of this increase in length, the basilar membrane ... Hardesty's membrane is the layer of the tectoria closest to the reticular lamina and overlying the outer hair cell region. ... Reissner's membrane is composed of two cell layers and separates the scala media from the scala vestibuli. Huschke's teeth are ...
*  Semicircular canals
Consequently, the cupula is not displaced by gravity, unlike the otolithic membranes of the utricle and saccule. As with ...
*  Short-term effects of alcohol consumption
Alcohol can affect balance by altering the viscosity of the endolymph within the otolithic membrane, the fluid inside the ... Cell membranes are highly permeable to alcohol, so once alcohol is in the bloodstream it can diffuse into nearly every cell in ...
*  Macula of utricle
The gelatinous layer and the statoconia together are referred to as the otolithic membrane, where the tips of the stereocilia ... The otoliths are relatively heavy, providing weight to the membrane as well as inertia. This allows for a greater sense of ...
*  Epley maneuver
There is compelling evidence that free floating otoconia, probably displaced from the otolithic membrane in the utricle are the ...
*  Sense of balance
... even though the membrane resets. Otolithic organs have a thick, heavy gelatin membrane that, due to inertia (like endolymph), ... A shift in the otolithic membrane that stimulates the cilia is considered the state of the body until the cilia are once again ... Otolithic organs update the brain on the head-location when not moving; SCC update during movement. Kinocilium are the longest ...
*  Righting reflex
... which is covered by a gelatinous layer and the otolithic membrane on top. Embedded in this membrane are calcium carbonate ...
*  Tectorial membrane
Due to the increased structural complexity of the TM relative to other acellular gels (such as the otolithic membranes), its ... The tectorial membrane (TM) is one of two acellular membranes in the cochlea of the inner ear, the other being the basilar ... Meaud, Julien; Grosh, Karl (2010). "The effect of tectorial membrane and basilar membrane longitudinal coupling in cochlear ... The mechanical role of the tectorial membrane in hearing is yet to be fully understood, and traditionally was neglected or ...
*  List of MeSH codes (A09)
... otolithic membrane MeSH A09.246.631.909.957 --- vestibular aqueduct MeSH A09.246.631.909.957.360 --- endolymphatic duct MeSH ... bowman membrane MeSH A09.371.060.217.228 --- corneal stroma MeSH A09.371.060.217.271 --- descemet membrane MeSH A09.371.060.217 ... tectorial membrane MeSH A09.246.631.246.577 --- organ of corti MeSH A09.246.631.246.577.325 --- hair cells MeSH A09.246.631.246 ... bruch membrane MeSH A09.371.894.280 --- ciliary body MeSH A09.371.894.513 --- iris MeSH A09.371.894.513.780 --- pupil MeSH ...
*  Stereocilia (inner ear)
In the cochlea, a shearing movement between the tectorial membrane and the basilar membrane deflects the stereocilia, affecting ... In the vestibular system, the stereocilia are located in the otolithic organs and the semicircular canals. Hair cells in the ... The actin filaments anchor to the terminal web and the top of the cell membrane and are arranged in grade of height. As sound ... When tension increases, the flow of ions across the membrane into the hair cell rises as well. Such influx of ions causes a ...