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Chapter 10 hapvocab

choroid skinlike
choroid coat middle vascular layer of the eye
cochlea snail
cochlea ( coiled tube in the inner ear
iris rainbow
iris ( colored, muscular part of the eye
labyrinth maze
labyrinth ( complex system of connecting chambers and tubes of the inner ear
lacri- tears
lacrimal gland tear glands
macula spot
macula lutea yellowish spot on the retina
olfact- to smell
olfactory pertaining to the sense of smell
scler- hard
sclera tough, outer protective layer of the eye
tympan- drum
tympanic membrane eardrum
vitre- glass
viteous humor clear jellylike substance within the eye
accomadation adjustment of the lens of the eye for close or distant vision
ampulla expansion at the end of each semi-circular canal that contains a crista amullaris
chemoreceptor receptor stimulated by binding of certain chemicals
cornea transparent anterior portion of outer layer of eye wall
dynamic equilibrium maintenance of balance when head and body are suddenly moved or rotated
mechanoreceptor sensory receptor that senses mechanical stimulation, such as change in pressure or tension
pain receptor sensory nerve ending associated with feeling pain
photoreceptor sensory receptor sensitive to light energy; rods and cones
projection process by which brain causes a sensation to seem to come from region of body being stimulated
referred pain pain that feels as if it is originating from a part other than the one being stimulated
refraction bending of light as it passes between media of different densities
retina inner layer of eye wall that contains visual receptors
rhodospin light-sensitive pigment in rods of the retina, visual purple
sensory adaptation sensory receptors becoming less responsive after constant repeated stimulation
static equilibrium maintenance of balance when the head and body are motionless
thermoreceptor sensory receptor sensitive to temperature changes, heat and cold receptors
Created by: caitlynnham