The posterior semicircular canal is a part of the vestibular system and detects rotations of the head in the sagittal plane. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posterior_semicircular_canal ]

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Term information

Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

axiom lost from external ontology

relationship loss: develops_from posterior semicircular canal primordium (TAO:0000412)[TAO]

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external definition

One of three fluid-filled toroidal spaces, arranged orthogonally to each other in each ear, that detect angular acceleration. (See Anatomical Atlas entry for semicircular canals by T. Whitfield.)[TAO]

function notes

detects angular acceleration

has related synonym

posterior semicircular canals

caudal vertical semicircular canal

pars superior of labyrinth

canalis semicircularis posterior

posterior semicircular duct

id

UBERON:0001842