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  • anterior
  • It consists of an anterior chamber and the cochlear duct, which subserves hearing and connects by way of the round saccule with the peripheral vestibular apparatus. (medscape.com)
  • Balance
  • This has organs that are responsible for normal balance mechanisms. (news-medical.net)
  • These ear stones then find their way into the vestibules of the balance organs, causing the dizziness. (hear.com)
  • But the ears aren't the only organs that help us balance. (kidshealth.org)
  • Balance in the human body is coordinated by the brainstem, which, with speed and precision, collects information from other parts of the brain and sensory organs throughout the body. (encyclopedia.com)
  • For example, the cerebellum is the organ that informs the body how to shift weight when going down a flight of stairs and how to balance on a bicycle. (encyclopedia.com)
  • In order to maintain balance, the brainstem depends on input from sensory organs including the eyes, muscles, joints, skin and ears. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The ear is the organ of hearing and, in mammals, balance. (wikipedia.org)
  • Vestibular neuronitis - an infection of the vestibular nerve, generally viral, causing vertigo Cochlear Neuronitis - an infection of the Cochlear nerve, generally viral, causing sudden deafness but no vertigo Trauma - Injury to the skull may cause either a fracture or a concussion to the organ of balance. (wikipedia.org)
  • stereocilia
  • The utricle contains mechanoreceptors called hair cells that distinguish between degrees of tilting of the head, thanks to their apical stereocilia set-up. (wikipedia.org)
  • in the saccule they are oriented away from the striola The tips of the stereocilia and kinocilium are embedded in a gelatinous otolithic membrane. (wikipedia.org)
  • sensitivity
  • Research has shown, like songbirds, females in some species of fish show seasonal variation in auditory processing and the sensitivity of the saccule of females peaks during the breeding season. (wikipedia.org)
  • hair
  • The alternating changes of pressure agitate the basilar membrane on which the organ of Corti rests, moving the hair cells. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • horizontal
  • Utricle responds to linear accelerations and head-tilts in the horizontal plane (head to shoulder), whereas saccule responds to linear accelerations and head-tilts in the vertical plane (up and down). (wikipedia.org)
  • balance
  • For example, the cerebellum is the organ that informs the body how to shift weight when going down a flight of stairs and how to balance on a bicycle. (invisiblemeinvisibleyou.com)
  • Another area called the subfornical organ, a chemoreceptive area, the transcellular transport is required for water balance and other homeostatic functions. (cram.com)
  • The ear is the organ of hearing and, in mammals, balance. (wikipedia.org)
  • membranous
  • Cyst (Med) A pouch or sac without opening, usually membranous and containing morbid matter, which is accidentally developed in one of the natural cavities or in the substance of an organ. (getagripamerica.us)
  • five
  • In Buddhist philosophy, Ayatana or "sense-base" includes the mind as a sense organ, in addition to the traditional five. (wikipedia.org)
  • short
  • From the lower part of the saccule a short tube, the canalis reuniens of Hensen, passes downward and opens into the ductus cochlearis near its vestibular extremity. (wikipedia.org)
  • present
  • Symptoms in these organs present as vertigo, difficulties walking in low light and darkness, disequilibrium, oscillopsia among others. (wikipedia.org)