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Otolithic Membrane MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Otolithic Membrane
Tree Number(s)
A09.246.300.909.625.125.680
A09.923.500.625.125.680
Unique ID
D010037
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010037
Scope Note
A gelatinous membrane overlying the acoustic maculae of SACCULE AND UTRICLE. It contains minute crystalline particles (otoliths) of CALCIUM CARBONATE and protein on its outer surface. In response to head movement, the otoliths shift causing distortion of the vestibular hair cells which transduce nerve signals to the BRAIN for interpretation of equilibrium.
Entry Term(s)
Otoconia
Otoliths
Statoconia
Previous Indexing
Labyrinth (1966-1982)
Maculae, Acoustic (1979-1982)
Saccule and Utricle (1975-1982)
Public MeSH Note
91; was see under SACCULE AND UTRICLE 1983-90
History Note
91(83); was see under SACCULE AND UTRICLE 1983-90
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1982/04/22
Revision Date
2021/06/30
Otolithic Membrane Preferred
Otoconia Narrower
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