hair cell

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hair cell

n.
A cell with hairlike processes, especially one of the sensory epithelial cells present in the organ of Corti.

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n.
an epithelial cell having hairlike processes, as that of the organ of Corti.
[1885–90]
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Noun1.hair cell - a sensory epithelial cell present in the organ of Cortihair cell - a sensory epithelial cell present in the organ of Corti
epithelial cell - one of the closely packed cells forming the epithelium
organ of Corti - the hearing organ of the inner ear; contains receptors that respond to sound waves
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As there are no methods checking the function of hair cells within the cochlea in current clinical practices, the functional status of inner hair cells cannot be correctly evaluated yet.
The cause is mostly damage to the inner hair cells specialized sensory cells in the inner ear that transmit information about sounds through the nervous system to the brain.
The therapy did not damage the inner ear, and it even corrected some structural defects in the inner hair cells.
The number of inner hair cells which transmit amplified sound signals to the brain, were normal.