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Ears

LocationTermDefinition
Outer Ear Earflap (pinna) Funnels, collects, and directs sound
Outer Ear Auditory Canal Lined with hair and earwax. Protects ear and directs sound.
Middle Ear Tymphanic Membrane Vibrates due to air waves, which causes movements of the ossicles
Middle Ear Eustacian Tube Connects the middle ear to the throat. Equalizes air pressure inside and outside the ear. Lined with mucous for lubrication and protection.
Middle Ear Ossicles 3 tiny bones in the inner ear. Amplifies sound and is attached to the oval window. Malleus (hammer), Incus (anvil), Stapes (stirrup)
Inner ear Cochlea Where the auditory receptors are found. Filled with fluid called Endloymph.
Inner Ear Static Equilibrium In the semilunar canals. Maintains balance
Semilunar Canals (Inner Ear) Vestibule Saccule and Utricle. Contains structures that are made up of hair cells and a fluid.
Inner Ear Semilunar Canals Made up of structures called Ampula. Hair cells that move when the head or body is turned.
Created by: Mystyn