Submicroscopic Structure of the Inner Ear

Submicroscopic Structure of the Inner Ear

1st Edition - January 1, 1967

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  • Author: Salvatore Iurato
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483155043

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Submicroscopic Structure of the Inner Ear focuses on the submicroscopic structure of the inner ear of mammals, as investigated in guinea pigs, cats, chinchillas, squirrel-monkeys, and rats. This book consists of experimental investigations, such as the efferent innervation of the organ of Corti; ototoxicity of some antibiotics; acoustic trauma; and circulation of the labyrinthine fluids. Investigations on the human labyrinth, normal and affected by Meniere's disease, are also covered. This text likewise describes the combined electron-microscopic and electrophysiological research studies that provide a basis for a correlation of the submicroscopic structure and function of the sensory cells. A review of the main light-microscopic features is included for those who are not familiar with the morphology of the inner ear. This publication is intended for students or individuals working on the morphology of the ear, but is also a good reference for anatomists, otologists, zoologists, psychologists, and neurophysiologists interested in the structure of the inner ear.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    List of Authors


    Anatomical Terminology


    I. Introduction

    II. Methods

    1. Polarized-light Microscopy

    2. Electron Microscopy

    3. X-ray Diffraction

    4. Isolation and Chemical Analysis

    III. Light Microscopic Features

    1. Development

    2. Gross Features

    3. Innervation

    4. Blood Supply

    Submicroscopic Structure

    IV. Basement Membrane and Connective Membrane

    1. Basement Membrane

    2. Connective Membrane

    V. Cochlear Duct

    1. Basilar Membrane, Spiral Limbus and Spiral Ligament

    2. Reissner's Membrane

    3. Organ of Corti

    4. Innervation of the Organ of Corti

    5. Vascular Stria

    6. Spiral Prominence

    7. Tectorial Membrane

    VI. Vestibular Labyrinth

    1. Semicircular Canals

    2. Utricle and Saccule

    3. Cristae Ampullares

    4. Otolithic Membranes and Cupulae

    5. Planum Semilunatum and Dark Cells

    6. Endolymphatic Duct and Sac

    VII. Eighth Cranial Nerve

    1. Cochlear Nerve

    2. Cochlear Ganglion

    3. Vestibular Nerve

    4. Vestibular Ganglion

    VIII. Submicroscopic Changes in the Vestibular Labyrinth in Animals, Due to Aging

    IX. Prospects in Pathology

    1. Electron Microscope Studies of the Diseased Macula of the Utricle of the Human Inner Ear with Particular Reference to Meniere's Disease

    2. Experimental Pathology

    X. Appendix

    1. Submicroscopic Structure of the Insect Ear

    2. Submicroscopic Structure of the Lateral-line Canal Organ

    XI. Remarks on the Structure and Innervation of the Labyrinthine Sensory Cells

    1. Relationship between Structure and Function

    2. Innervation


    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 380
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1967
  • Published: January 1, 1967
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483155043

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