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Ear: the sense organ for hearing and equilibrium
Source: WordNet 2.1
Ear : organ of hearing and of equilibrium, consisting of the external ear, the middle ear, and the internal ear.
Ear: The ear is one of the sense organs and is responsible for the sense of hearing as well as for the sense of equilibrium. The ear is located on both sides of the skull on the temporal bones. Within the ear there are many features that work together with the nerves of the nervous system to create hearing and equilibrium. These features are located within the three areas of the ear: the outer ear, middle ear, and the inner ear. Sound waves travel through the outer ear, into the middle ear where they cause vibration of the tympanic membrane. These vibrations are then transmitted through the auditory bones and into the cochlea of the inner ear. In the inner ear, sound vibrations are converted into electrical impulses and carried by the 8th cranial nerve to the brain. Conditions that can afflict the ear include ear infection, labyrinthitis, ruptured tympanic membrane, tinnitus, Meniere's disease, deafness, and trauma.
The following organs are closely related to the organ: Ear:
The following conditions are related to the organ: Ear:
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The following list contains sub-parts of the organ: Ear:
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Condition count: 37 ; see list below.
Organ types: Face (182)
Main condition: Ear disorders
Organs: list of all organs
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