The sensory system for the sense of balance. [ NLXANAT : 090819 ]

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Term information



  • The sensory system for the sense of balance.
external definition
  • The vestibular system, which contributes to our balance and our sense of spatial orientation, is the sensory system that provides the dominant input about movement and equilibrioception. Together with the cochlea, a part of the auditory system, it constitutes the labyrinth of the inner ear, situated in the vestibulum in the inner ear. As our movements consist of rotations and translations, the vestibular system comprises two components: the semicircular canal system, which indicate rotational movements; and the otoliths, which indicate linear accelerations. The vestibular system sends signals primarily to the neural structures that control our eye movements, and to the muscles that keep us upright. The projections to the former provide the anatomical basis of the vestibulo-ocular reflex, which is required for clear vision; and the projections to the muscles that control our posture are necessary to keep us upright[Wikipedia:Vestibular_system].
external ontology notes
  • FMA and NIF have no part information for this class. This is a GAT in FMA
has exact synonym
  • vestibular system
  • vestibular organ system
has narrow synonym
  • equilibrioception system
  • vestibulomotor system
  • UBERON:0004681