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{{Refimprove|date=January 2009}}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.
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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]].
 
Scala media houses the [[organ of Corti]].

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Cochlear duct
Gray928
Diagrammatic longitudinal section of the cochlea. (visible at far right under latin name ductus cochlearis)
Latin ductus cochlearis
Gray's subject #232 1054
System
MeSH A09.246.631.246.292
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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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