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Vestibular

vestibular

(Science: anatomy) Pertaining to or toward a vestibule. In dental anatomy, used to refer to the tooth surface directed toward the vestibule of the mouth.

Origin: L. Vestibularis


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Evolutionary advantage of seeing 'upright'

... feet (even though most people would call that "up"). On the other hand, if down is defined as the direction that gravity is pulling you (vestibular sense), then down is towards the Earth, which is the opposite of "upright vision." What I'm getting at is that your central assumption ...

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by EmperorSunshine
Mon May 21, 2012 11:48 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolutionary advantage of seeing 'upright'
Replies: 17
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examples...please help...

... Organs = pancreas, heart, lungs, skin, muscles, bladder, thyroid etc. Systems = integumentary, musculoskeletal, nervous, immune, skeletal, vestibular etc.

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by kalium
Wed Oct 14, 2009 4:21 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: examples...please help...
Replies: 2
Views: 1547

Please help!

... one ear and the other into the opposite directions. This causes in one ear hyperpolarization and depolarization in the other. Impulses are send to vestibular apparatus and cerebellum, that further initiate appropriate compensation to keep your body balanced. If this is correct, than what happens ...

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by Vangeek
Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:19 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Please help!
Replies: 2
Views: 4404

The Fiber Disease

... a bizarre and nightmarish prospect, but Japanese researchers hope to harness the trick for computer gaming. By remotely stimulating a person's vestibular system - the fluid-filled tubes in the inner ear that guide their sense of balance - with electrodes placed on the skin just below the ear, ...

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by London
Fri Dec 01, 2006 10:22 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
Replies: 7403
Views: 5413555

The Fiber Disease

... cascade that is remarkably similar in the two cases, and that is closely homologous to other G-protein signalling cascades. For auditory and vestibular hair cells, transduction operates via a mechanism of direct coupling of the stimulus to ion channels, in a manner reminiscent of the direct ...

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by Skytroll
Wed Nov 01, 2006 6:35 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
Replies: 7403
Views: 5413555
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