Flashcards in Study Guide Deck (25):
The innermost bone of the ear, it gets its name from its appearance. Also called the stapes
A spiral shaped cavity of the inner ear that resembles a snail shell. It contains nerve endings essential for hearing
A thin, semi-transparent, oval-shaped membrane. Also known as the tympanic membrane
A bone between the malleus and the stapes in the middle ear. Also known as an incus
The clear gelatinous substance fills the eyeball except for the cornea
Where in the eye are the rods and cones contained ?
This is a delicate, multi layered, light sensitive membrane lining the inner eyeball and connected by the optic nerve to the brain
What is the process by which the lens adjusts focus images ?
A thin protective membrane that doubles over to cover the visible sclera
The tongue is covered with tiny bumps, what are those called ?
Each of the above described bumps contain several taste receptors, what are those taste receptors called ?
Far back in the nasal cavity there are small hairs like structures that sweep back and forth; what are they called ?
What is about the size of a postage stamp; they are microscopic nerve cells that detect smell and send signals onto the brain ?
The eye is similar to a camera; the lens cover
The ear has three major divisions
1. Outer ear
2. Middle ear
3. Inner ear
The ear is an organ for ________ and maintaining a sense of ___________
The sense of taste is also known as the ______ sense
The sense of smell arises from the ______ region of the nose
The number is taste buds ______ with age
What cells extend hairs through a narrow taste pore ?