Ampulla – location, function © Siemens Stiftung 2018 CC BY-SA 4.0 international

Ampulla – location, function

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Labeled graphic:
An ampulla in the sense of rotation with cupola surrounded by endolymph. The movement of the lymph distorts the shape of the cupola.

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2018-04-22
The cupola is pressed to the right or left by the flow of lymph. The sensory cells at the crista of the cupola are stimulated.

Information and ideas:
This graphic is very good for explaining the function of the sense of rotation in the inner ear.

Relevant for teaching:
Structure and functions of a sensory organ
Reception of stimuli and processing of information
Information sheet
Biology
Grade 5 to 6; Grade 7 to 9; Grade 10 to 13
Middle/high school; Vocational training
Anatomy (human); Ear; Sense of balance; Sense organ
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