Lateral and posterior canal is same not inferior
In the context of the semicircular canals of the inner ear:
- The “lateral semicircular canal” is indeed one of the three canals and is oriented horizontally.
- The “posterior semicircular canal” is also one of the three canals and is oriented more vertically.
The terminology can sometimes vary, and while “inferior” is sometimes used to describe the orientation of the posterior canal, it’s more commonly referred to as the “posterior semicircular canal.” I appreciate your attention to detail, and I hope this clarification helps.