Analytical Studies on Biochemistry and Physiology of Perilymph (Guinea Pig)

  • F. Scheibe


The genesis and the biochemical nature of perilymph (PL) — ultrafiltrate from the cochlear blood vessels or/and open influx of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) -, and even more its metabolic function for the organ of Corti, are basic questions of the biochemistry and the physiology of PL which have not been solved completely yet (Schindler, 1965; Gershbein et al., 1974; Lawrence, 1974; Schnieder, 1974; Jung, 1975, 1979; Lawrence et al., 1975; Kellerhals, 1976; Scheibe et al., 1977; Cabezudo, 1978; Kommos and Giebel, 1978). A contribution to solve this problem is a comprehensive biochemical comparison between PL, CSF and blood plasma. The analytical data available in the literature are insufficient to compare the chemical compositions of these fluids exactly.


Blood Plasma Basilar Membrane Pyruvate Lactate Biochemical Nature High Molecular Component 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Scheibe
    • 1
  1. 1.ENT ClinicHumboldt University of BerlinBerlinGermany

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