vestibular system

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what are the two main structures in the vestibular system?
semicircular canals and otolith organs
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where are the semi circular canals found?
3 planes on each side of the head behind the ear, each side are mirror images of each other
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provide an overview of the semi circular canal structure
canals filled with endolymph fluid, base of each canal consists of the ampulla,within ampulla are sensory hairs embessing in the cristae cupulla
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what sort of stimulus do the otolith organs respond to?
linear change of the head, oritentation in relation to gravity, horizontal/vertical balance reflexes
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how is depolarisation caused in the vestibular system?
endolymph presses against cupulla bending hairs= de
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where are the semi circular canals found?

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3 planes on each side of the head behind the ear, each side are mirror images of each other

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provide an overview of the semi circular canal structure

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what sort of stimulus do the otolith organs respond to?

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how is depolarisation caused in the vestibular system?

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