Ff Sense of Equilibrium

The feeling of equilibrium derives from two senses— static equilibrium (stat'ik e"kwi-lib're-um) and dynamic equilibrium (di-nam'ik e"kwi-lib're-um). Different sensory organs provide these two components of equilibrium. The organs associated with static equilibrium sense the position of the head, maintaining stability and posture when the head and body are still. When the head and body suddenly move or rotate, the organs of dynamic equilibrium detect such motion and aid in maintaining balance.

Essentials of Human Physiology

Essentials of Human Physiology

This ebook provides an introductory explanation of the workings of the human body, with an effort to draw connections between the body systems and explain their interdependencies. A framework for the book is homeostasis and how the body maintains balance within each system. This is intended as a first introduction to physiology for a college-level course.

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