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 ]

Synonyms: vestibular wall of cochlear duct vestibular membrane vestibular membrane of Reissner Reissner's membrane paries vestibularis ductus cochlearis superior wall of cochlear duct membrana vestibularis ductus cochlearis Reissner membrane

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