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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.

hair′ cell`


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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In cultured cochlear explants, aminoglycoside incubation results in ERK1/2 activation in supporting cells, which promotes the death of surrounding inner hair cell (21).
Liberman, "Postnatal maturation of auditory-nerve heterogeneity, as seen in spatial gradients of synapse morphology in the inner hair cell area," Hearing Research, vol.
Inner Hair Cell Loss Disrupts Hearing and Cochlear Function Leading to Sensory Deprivation and Enhanced Central Auditory Gain.
Abortive synaptogenesis as a factor in the inner hair cell degeneration in the Bronx Waltzer (bv) mutant mouse.
DFNB9 deafness is caused by mutations in the gene coding for otoferlin, a protein that plays a key role in transmitting sound information at the inner hair cell synapses .
O'Leary, "Applying neurotrophins to the round window rescues auditory function and reduces inner hair cell synaptopathy after noise-induced hearing loss," Otology & Neurotology, vol.
The inner hair cell stereocilium loss was found in 6-month-old Myo3a mutant mice (e), and this phenomenon becomes more serious in 12-month-old Myo3a mutant mice (f).
Cochlear inner hair cell (IHC) ribbon synapses play an important role in sound encoding and glutamate release.
IHC: inner hair cell; OHCs: outer hair cells; PCs: inner and outer pillar cells; IPhC: inner phalangeal cell; DCs: Deiters' cells; IBC: inner border cell; Hen: Hensen's cell; GER: greater epithelial ridge; LER: lesser epithelial ridge.
Looking more closely at why overproduction of follistatin results in disorganized hair cells, the researchers found that high levels of this protein caused precursor cells to divide more frequently, which in turn made more of them convert into inner hair cells in a haphazard way.
The cochlear hair cells are divided into two types: outer hair cells (OHCs) and inner hair cells (IHCs).
In vitro induction and differentiation of newborn guinea pig hippocampus neural stem cells into cells resembling inner hair cells, using artificial perilymph.