Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Stapedius Muscle

We just learned about the Oval Window.

Another part of the ear is the Stapedius Muscle.

Remember we learned about the ear bone called the stirrup or stapes.
Just like you might think from the name, the stapedius muscle is what controls the stapes bone, and keeps it from wiggling too much when sound comes in and vibrates the bone.

This is the smallest bone in the body, and is just about 1 millimeter.

(from: wikipedia - stapedius muscle)

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