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[T/F] vitamin d needed by photoreceptor cells is stored by the cells of retina pigmented layer


[T/F] the optic disc is the location where the optic nerve leaves the eyeball


[T/F] static equilibrium involves linear acceleration as well as changes in head rotation


[T/F] sour taste receptors are stimulated by hydrogen ions of acidic food substances


[T/F] photoreceptor cells are sensitive to damage from light


possible side effect of medications such as aspirin

conduction deafness

condition of deafness that may result from otosclerosis

conduction deafness

can result from the fusion of the auditory ossicles

conduction deafness

one of the most common results of otitis media

conduction deafness

can result from impacted cerumen

sensorineural deafness

loss of hearing resulting from prolonged exposure to high-intensity sounds


hair cells receptive to changes in static equilibrium are found in this structure

olfactory epithelium

the receptors of olfaction are found in this structure

crista ampullaris

hair cells receptive to changes in dynamic equilibrium are found in this structure

taste buds

gustatory cells are found in this structure

tympanic membrane

separates external acoustic meatus from the middle ear

tympanic membrane

membrane that transmits sound vibrations to the auditory ossicles


contains utricle and saccule


detects linear acceleration


central part of the bony labyrinth

cochlear duct

houses the spiral organ (of Corti.)

spiral organ of corti

receptor organ for hearing

foramen centralis

area of greatest visual acuity


condition often leading to blindness due to increased intraocular pressure


structure most responsible for focusing light rays that enter the eye

otitis media

inflammation of the lining of the middle ear

night blindness

condition that can result from a deficiency of vitamin A


sensory layer of the eye

aqueous humor

helps maintain the intraocular pressure; located in the anterior part of the eye


ear stones; sense gravity

pharyngotympanic tube

connects the middle ear with the nasopharynx

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