Cochlear duct

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

Cochlear Duct
Inner ear, with Cochlear Duct labeled near bottom.
Diagrammatic longitudinal section of the cochlea. (visible at far right under latin name ductus cochlearis)
LatinDuctus Cochlearis
NeuroLex IDbirnlex_2562
FMA79789 61119, 79789
Anatomical terminology

The cochlear duct houses the organ of Corti.

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