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Inner ear anatomy. Cut-away computer illustration showing the vestibular system of the inner ear. The vestibular system is important for maintaining balance. It consists of the semicircular canals (left), saccule (purple, lower centre) and utricle (purple, upper centre). The cochlea (coiled, right) is also seen.
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