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When stereocilia are pushed in the direction of the tallest one, the hair cells are depolarized or hyperpolarized?
the cochlea is innervated by cells of the ____ ganglion.
When stereocilia are pushed away from the tallest one, cation channels in the hair cells are opened or closed?
Communication of the scala vestibuli and scala tympani occurs at the _____.
the semicircular canals are attached to what structure
True or False: The Scala vestibuli and the scala tympani are filled with perilymph.
infectious organisms can reach the middle ear via what structure?
this structure is responsible for translating soundwaves into movement within the ear
this membrane separates the scala media or cochlear duct from the scala tympani
body of hair cells are bathed in _____
this structure of the ear serves to gather sound waves and funnel them into the external auditory meatur
True or False: The cochlea is a primary component of the vestibular system.
this structure is responsible for the production of endolymph
True or False: Movement of the footplate of the stapes moves perilymphatic fluid along the scale tympani.
impaired absorption of endolymph can lead to what disorder.
flat sheet of hair cells in the otolithic organ
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the ______ organ is responsive to linear acceleration
these structure lie on top of the otolithic membrane
this structure of the ear provides the air conduit for sound waves to travel from outer ear to middle ear
otolithic membrane in the ____ is responsible for movement up and down
cilia are embedded in this structure within the semicircular canals
ear drum is also known as the ____ _____.
stereocilia of macula inserts onto the _____
which bone of the inner ear attaches to the ear drum?
otolithic membrane in the ____ is responsible for movement forwards and backwards
The Scala media is filled with what type of fluid?
neurotransmitter of hair cells
The foot plate of the ____ (one of the inner ear bones) covers the oval window.
detects the movement of fluid in the semicircular canals
These cells are attached to the organ of corti and are responsible for translating movement of perilymph from the transmission of sound waves into neuronal firing
which brainstem structure is involved in detecting the differences in timing of sound arrival and differences in sound intensity, which is used in sound localization

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