Anatomy of the inner ear

As I mentioned during my post on the anatomy of the outer and middle ears, I would be following up with a post on the anatomy of the inner ear. So today I will just try to give a bit of a summary on how the cochlea converts the vibrations of sound, to a message that can be interpreted by the brain.

The cochlea is like a long tube folded in half, and then coiled up with the folded end being the apex of the coil. This tube is filled with a fluid called perilymph. Continue reading

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Lipids: From a biological perspective

Lipids are fats. We generally only think about fats in terms of eating them, and how that fat makes our body look. Mostly, we try to avoid fats and see them as a bad thing, however they are completely essential to our survival and here is why.

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