1. Review a textbook section on the sense of equilibrium.
2. Complete Part A of Laboratory Report 34.
o bserve the cross section of the semicircular canal through the ampulla in the microscope set up by the laboratory instructor. Note the crista projecting into the lumen of the membranous labyrinth, which in a living person is filled with endolymph (fig. 34.1). The space between the membranous and osseous labyrinths is normally filled with perilymph.
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