Perilymph

Perilymph is a one of two type of cochlear fluids, the other being endolymph. It is located in the scala vestibuli and scala tympani of the cochlea.

It is very similar to cerebrospinal fluid as the scala tympani and scala tympani communicate directly with the subarachnoid space.

It has a high level of sodium (Na+) and helps to generate the endolymphatic potential.

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rID: 55298
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
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