Ear: Anatomy of Hearing and Balance (cont.)
The calcium crystals are the structures that ultimately stimulate the position hairs and provoke nerve impulses created by the position changes and transmit that information to the brain stem and cerebellum.
Abnormalities of the vestibular system may cause:
Some examples of common diseases and conditions involving the ear include:
REFERENCE: Gray's Anatomy: The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice. Elsevier, Churchill, Livingstone. 39th Edition. 2004
Last Editorial Review: 10/7/2009
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