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Sensory System Unit

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Which taste is sensed at the back of the tongue?
Bitter
What is the treatment for cataracts?
Surgical replacement of the lens of the eye
What is the purpose of the wax secreted by glands in the auditory canal?
To protect the ear
What part of the ear allows air to enter to help equalize pressure on both sides of the tympanic membrane?
Eustachian tube
What is the term for an infection of the middle ear caused by a bacteria or virus?
Otitis media
What part of the ear helps to maintain balance?
Semicircular canals in the inner ear
What is the function of the sensory system?
To receive stimuli to allow the body to react to changes
Which of these conditions is also known as "pink eye?"
Conjunctivitis
What is the name of the mucous membrane that lines the eyelids and covers the front of the eye?
Conjunctiva
Where does light first enter the eye?
Cornea
What is the condition where the lens of the eye gradually becomes cloudy and causes blurred or partial vision?
Cataract
What is the name of the cells that sense color and are mainly used for vision in bright light?
Cones
What is considered to be the most important sense?
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Which taste is sensed at the sides of the tongue?
Sour
What part of the ear is also known as the eardrum?
Tympanic membrane
Which of these conditions is also known as a respiratory infection?
Common cold
What is the name of the visible part of the outer ear?
Pinna
In which part of the eye are cones and rods located?
Retina
What is the name of the cells that are used for vision in the dark or dim light?
Rods
What type of nerve cells receives stimuli for the sense of smell?
Olfactory