Cochlear duct

Cochlear duct
Cochlear duct
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Diagrammatic longitudinal section of the cochlea. (visible at far right under latin name ductus cochlearis)
Latin ductus cochlearis
Gray's subject #232 1054
MeSH Cochlear+Duct

The cochlear duct (or scala media) is an endolymph filled cavity inside the cochlea, located in between the scala tympani and the scala vestibuli, separated by the basilar membrane and Reissner's membrane (the vestibular membrane) respectively.

Scala media houses the organ of Corti.

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