A membrane inside the cochlea of the inner ear. It separates scala media from scala vestibuli. Together with the basilar membrane it creates a compartment in the cochlea filled with endolymph, which is important for the function of the organ of Corti. It primarily functions as a diffusion barrier, allowing nutrients to travel from the perilymph to the endolymph of the membranous labyrinth. Histologically, the membrane is composed of two layers of flattened epithelium, separated by a basal lamina. Its structure suggests that its function is transport of fluid and electrolytes. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reissner's_membrane ]

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definition

A membrane inside the cochlea of the inner ear. It separates scala media from scala vestibuli. Together with the basilar membrane it creates a compartment in the cochlea filled with endolymph, which is important for the function of the organ of Corti. It primarily functions as a diffusion barrier, allowing nutrients to travel from the perilymph to the endolymph of the membranous labyrinth. Histologically, the membrane is composed of two layers of flattened epithelium, separated by a basal lamina. Its structure suggests that its function is transport of fluid and electrolytes.

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http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0c/Cochlea-crosssection.png

has exact synonym

vestibular membrane

vestibular wall of cochlear duct

vestibular membrane of Reissner

Reissner's membrane

paries vestibularis ductus cochlearis

superior wall of cochlear duct

membrana vestibularis ductus cochlearis

Reissner membrane

has related synonym

vestibular membrane

id

UBERON:0002281