Cochlear Fluid

Definition of Cochlear Fluid:

The inner ear contains two types of cochlear fluid, namely endolymph and perilymph.  Endolymph, also known as also known as Scarpa's fluid, is a potassium-rich fluid in the inner ear that absorbs and directs sound waves and helps us to balance.  Perilymph is similar to blood plasma, high in sodium, and stimulates the auditory hair cells inside the ear which translate sound vibrations into electrochemical impulses that are interpreted by the brain as sound.

Also: Cochlear Fluids, Endolymph, Endolymphatic Fluid, Perilymph, Perilymphatic Fluid, Scarpa's Fluid

Topics Related to Cochlear Fluid

Hearing Loss

...relationship to Dehydration
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Meniere's Disease

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“...The labyrinth contains a complex system of canals and chambers, near to which is a thin-walled membranous sac that is filled with a fluid called endolymph and surrounded by another fluid called perilymph...”
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