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Receptor cells for balancing occur in human ear in

A

Malleus, incus and stapes

B

Utriculus, sacculus and semicircular canals

C

Organ of Corti

D

Eustachian tube

Answer

Correct option is
B

Utriculus, sacculus and semicircular canals

In humans, balance is maintained by vestibular apparatus in inner ear which contain specific receptors called crista and macula. Crista is a projecting ridge of ampulla of semi-circular canals. Macula is a projecting ridge of saccule and utricle (or sacculus and utriculus) which are otolith organs in vestibular apparatus.
So, the correct answer is 'Utriculus, sacculus and semicircular canals'.

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