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Specific receptors responsible for the balance of the body and posture are __________.

A

Organ and Corti

B

Crista and macula

C

Basilar membrane

D

Tectorial membrane

Answer

Correct option is
B

Crista and macula

Crista is a projecting ridge of ampulla which is the swollen base of bony canal in inner ear. Macula is a projecting ridge of saccule and utricle which are otolith organs in vestibular apparatus of inner ear. Crista and macula are specific receptors of vestibular apparatus that are responsible for maintaining balance of body and posture.
So, the correct answer is 'Crista and macula'.

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