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vestibu·lar sys·tem

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  1. vestibular apparatus, vestibular systemnoun

    organs mediating the labyrinthine sense; concerned with equilibrium

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  1. Vestibular system

    The vestibular system, in vertebrates, is a sensory system that creates the sense of balance and spatial orientation for the purpose of coordinating movement with balance. Together with the cochlea, a part of the auditory system, it constitutes the labyrinth of the inner ear in most mammals. As movements consist of rotations and translations, the vestibular system comprises two components: the semicircular canals, which indicate rotational movements; and the otoliths, which indicate linear accelerations. The vestibular system sends signals primarily to the neural structures that control eye movement; these provide the anatomical basis of the vestibulo-ocular reflex, which is required for clear vision. Signals are also sent to the muscles that keep an animal upright and in general control posture; these provide the anatomical means required to enable an animal to maintain its desired position in space. The brain uses information from the vestibular system in the head and from proprioception throughout the body to enable the animal to understand its body's dynamics and kinematics (including its position and acceleration) from moment to moment. How these two perceptive sources are integrated to provide the underlying structure of the sensorium is unknown.

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  1. vestibular system

    The vestibular system is a complex sensory system in the inner ear responsible for providing our brain with information about motion, head position, and spatial orientation. It’s also involved in motor functions that allow us to maintain balance, stabilize our head and body during movement, and coordinate eye movements. Dysfunction of the vestibular system can lead to symptoms such as vertigo, dizziness, imbalance, and visual disturbances.

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  1. Vestibular system

    The vestibular system, which contributes to balance in most mammals and to the sense of spatial orientation, is the sensory system that provides the leading contribution about movement and sense of balance. Together with the cochlea, a part of the auditory system, it constitutes the labyrinth of the inner ear in most mammals, situated in the vestibulum in the inner ear. As movements consist of rotations and translations, the vestibular system comprises two components: the semicircular canal system, which indicate rotational movements; and the otoliths, which indicate linear accelerations. The vestibular system sends signals primarily to the neural structures that control eye movements, and to the muscles that keep a creature upright. The projections to the former provide the anatomical basis of the vestibulo-ocular reflex, which is required for clear vision; and the projections to the muscles that control posture are necessary to keep a creature upright.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vestibular system in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vestibular system in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5


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