vestibular apparatus


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Related to vestibular apparatus: Semicircular canals, Vestibular nuclei

ves·ti·bu·lar apparatus

the receptor organ of the vestibular portion of the eighth cranial nerve consisting of the three semicircular canals and the otolith, located within the petrous portion of the temporal bone of the cranium.
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vestibular apparatus

The system of semicircular canals, utricle and saccule in the inner ear, lying within the temporal bone, that provides the functions of hearing and balance.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

vestibular apparatus

that part of the inner ear which together with the COCHLEA forms the membranous labyrinth (see EAR).
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

ves·ti·bu·lar ap·pa·ra·tus

(ves-tibyū-lăr ap'ă-ratŭs)
Receptor organ of vestibular portion of eighth cranial nerve consisting of three semicircular canals and the otolith, located within petrous portion of temporal bone of cranium.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Improvement in the functional state of the musculoskeletal system and working of vestibular apparatus and coordination capabilities of students with flaccid paresis led to a substantial improvement in the results of movement selected line.
Of the five exercises, three involve specific movements that challenge the vestibular apparatus: holding the puppy so her head is up and tail is down; the reverse, where her tail is up and head is down; and holding the puppy on her back with her feet up.
Deep in their right ear is a vestibular apparatus - a tiny fluid-filled organ made of chambers and canals lined with millions of hairs filled with floating crystals.
As noted later, receptors that detect inertial motion include the vestibular apparatus. Numerous studies indicate that motion sickness requires an intact vestibular system (Griffin, 1990).
This suggests that any inaccuracy observed during a pointing task may be due to feedback from the vestibular apparatus.
Pedro Weisleder, University of Texas at Austin Department of Zoology, points out that promising new research could lead to drugs or treatment processes that would stimulate the vestibular apparatus to regenerate its sensory cells.