Azalea Mountain: A Modern Revolutionary Peking Opera by Wang Shu-yuan

By Wang Shu-yuan

A latest progressive Peking Opera.

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It occurs, therefore, only when some lesion affects the vestibular system. According to Leidler, increased cranial pressure alone does not produce vertigo unless the labyrinth becomes involved by way of the internal canal and the vestibular nerve. ANATOMIC PATHWAYS Efforts to find any specific anatomic tract concerned with the elicitation of vertigo date many years back. Such researches have been carried out especially by American authors. Jones and Fisher described such pathways for vestibular vertigo.

When the head is upright, the macula utriculi lies approximately in a horizontal plane. The weight of the statolith (black portion) presses with equal force at all points on the sensory hair cells. It acts as a stimulus that is received by the hair cells and transmitted to the brain (FIG. 16), thus informing the individual of the position of his head in relation to space and to his own body. If the head is now turned 180°, that is, hanging down, the macula utriculi will again be in a horizontal plane, as it was in the former position.

Producing reflexes that bring about a certain position. 7. Immobilizing optic images during movements of the head ("kinetovisual function"—Arellano). 8. Controlling equilibrium within the frame of the rest of the centripetal mechanism (skin, muscles, joints). The labyrinth is the most important control mechanism and is closely associated with the central equilibrium mechanism (cortex, cerebellum, and brain stem). 9. Influence upon the autonomie system (respiratory, cardiac, and gastro-intestinal mechanisms).

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