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Research in Vestibular Science > Volume 11(Suppl 1); 2012 > Article
Research in Vestibular Science 2012;11(Suppl 1): 17-20.
전정계의 전기생리학
박은진1, 김규성2, 조지훈3
1인하대학교 정보전자연구소, 2의학전문대학원 이비인후과, 3생명과학부
Electrophysiology of Vestibular System
Eunjin Park, PhD1, Kyu-Sung Kim, MD2, Jihoon Jo, PhD3
1Institute for Information and Electronics Research, Inha University; 2Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Inha University School of Medicine; 3Department of Bioscience, Inha University, Incheon, Korea
ABSTRACT
Electrophysiological study of the vestibular nerve cells how to fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals from a variety of research results. However, the small number of experimental animals used in this study toward higher organisms is inconvenient. Thus, in vitro or in vivo experiments using a mouse or a rat, electrophysiological studies in the vestibular organs of the study, a statistically significant level, many of the experimental results can be achieved. It is easier to prepare for dealing with experimental laboratory animals. Gene mouse mutants related to the genetic map of the mouse study, there has been significant progress, as well as vestibular and auditory development has become. In conclusion, applied or basic research associated with the vestibular nerve in rodents, such as rats and electrophysiological studies, considering the characteristics of the vestibular system, and how the mouse is a need for the development of an experimental model. In this paper, we briefly explained the common electrophysiological studies, experimental methods, and applied on the vestibular nerve afferent examples.
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