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Descriptions of Ampulla

Ampulla: the dilated portion of a canal or duct especially of the semicircular canals of the ear
Source: WordNet 2.1

Summary Information: Ampulla

Ampulla: The ampulla is a region of the semicircular canals. An ampulla is located at the base of each of the three semicircular canals, one component of the vestibular system of the inner ear, the deepest cavity of the ear. The ampulla is vital to maintaining a sense of equilibrium. The ampulla contains the crista, which move with the body's movement and generate impulses about moving and positioning that are interpreted by the brain.

Closely Related Organs: Ampulla

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