organ of hearing

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Noun1.organ of hearing - the part of the ear that is responsible for sensations of sound
sense organ, sensory receptor, receptor - an organ having nerve endings (in the skin or viscera or eye or ear or nose or mouth) that respond to stimulation
ear - the sense organ for hearing and equilibrium
organ of Corti - the hearing organ of the inner ear; contains receptors that respond to sound waves
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The cochlear labyrinth was used to be thought of as immunoprivileged, free of macrophage.
With respect to the location of steroid receptors, Rarey and Curtis found that the highest concentrations of receptors were in the cochlear labyrinth, specifically the spiral ligament, followed by the organ of Corti; the lowest concentration was in the stria vascularis.