ⓘ Otolithic membrane

                                     

ⓘ Otolithic membrane

The otolithic membrane is a fibrous structure located in the vestibular system of the inner ear. It plays a critical role in the brains interpretation of equilibrium. The membrane serves to determine if the body or the head is tilted, in addition to the linear acceleration of the body. The linear acceleration could be in the horizontal direction as in a moving car or vertical acceleration such as that felt when an elevator moves up or down.

                                     
  • gelatinous cover called the otolithic membrane envelops the tips of the stereocilia and kinocilium. The otolithic membrane is weighted with small densely
  • gelatinous layer and the statoconia together are referred to as the otolithic membrane where the tips of the stereocilia and kinocilium are embedded. When
  • of the otolithic membrane are otoliths, which are crystals of calcium carbonate. For this reason, the saccule is sometimes called an otolithic organ.
  • complexity of the TM relative to other acellular gels such as the otolithic membranes its mechanical properties are consequently significantly more complex
  • a kinocilium. The tips of these cilia are embedded in an otolithic membrane This membrane is weighted down with protein - calcium carbonate granules called
  • gelatinous layer and the statoconia together are referred to as the otolithic membrane where the tips of the stereocilia and kinocilium are embedded. When
  • are lying remains active, even though the membrane resets. Otolithic organs have a thick, heavy gelatin membrane that, due to inertia like endolymph lags