Spatial position of the lateral semicircular canal in 14--60-day-old rat heads.

During growth the rat skull straightens considerably due to flexions between skull parts and individual bones. This straightening is defined as orthocephalization. Orthocephalization might also be caused by a change in head posture during growth, i.e. it may be "apparent". In order to study the significance of this phenomenon, radiographs of dried skulls of… CONTINUE READING