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vestibular system

The vestibular system senses the position of the head and body in space, in relation to gravity and movement.  Maintains balance and coordinates eye movements with movement of the head.  The receptors for the vestibular system are located in the inner ear, adjacent to the hearing receptors.  Vestibular information is transmitted from the innear ear via the vestibulocochlear nerve to the lower portion of the brain where it is processed by the brainstem and cerebellum.

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Related Words

brain ; brainstem ; inner ear ; vestibulocochlear nerve