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Flashcards - The Ear & Its Functions

Flashcards - The Ear & Its Functions
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tympanic membrane
In human anatomy, the eardrum, or tympanic membrane, is a thin, cone-shaped membrane that separates the external ear from the middle ear in humans and other tetrapods
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ossicles
The ossicles are three bones in either middle ear that are among the smallest bones in the human body
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middle ear
The middle ear is the portion of the ear internal to the eardrum, and external to the oval window of the inner ear
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internal ear
The inner ear is the innermost part of the vertebrate ear
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external ear
The outer ear is the external portion of the ear, which consists of the auricle and the ear canal
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bony labyrinth
The bony labyrinth is the rigid, bony outer wall of the inner ear in the temporal bone
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bony labyrinth
The bony labyrinth is the rigid, bony outer wall of the inner ear in the temporal bone
external ear
The outer ear is the external portion of the ear, which consists of the auricle and the ear canal
internal ear
The inner ear is the innermost part of the vertebrate ear
middle ear
The middle ear is the portion of the ear internal to the eardrum, and external to the oval window of the inner ear
ossicles
The ossicles are three bones in either middle ear that are among the smallest bones in the human body
tympanic membrane
In human anatomy, the eardrum, or tympanic membrane, is a thin, cone-shaped membrane that separates the external ear from the middle ear in humans and other tetrapods
ear canal
The ear canal , is a tube running from the outer ear to the middle ear
oval window
The oval window is a membrane-covered opening that leads from the middle ear to the vestibule of the inner ear
semicircular canals
The semicircular canals or semicircular ducts are three semicircular, interconnected tubes located in the innermost part of each ear, the inner ear
auditory nerve
The cochlear nerve is one of two parts of the vestibulocochlear nerve, a cranial nerve present in amniotes
hair cells
Hair cells are the sensory receptors of both the auditory system and the vestibular system in the ears of all vertebrates
place theory of hearing
Place theory is a theory of hearing which states that our perception of sound depends on where each component frequency produces vibrations along the basilar membrane

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