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Stereocilia in the vestibular organ

Dr David Furness

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Bundles of stereocilia in the vestibular organ. This is part of the organ of balance in the inner ear. As the head moves, fluid flows over the hairs causing them to bend. This distortion sends signals to the brain which in turn can tell the muscles to make any necessary compensating movements.

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