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.

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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1,2] OAEs are widely used to assess the functioning of cochlea by analyzing the outer hair cell micromechanics in humans.
11,32) The difference has been attributed to the fact that the outer hair cell properties are considered to be mature at 32 weeks of gestation, (33) while it has been proposed that maturation of the medial olivocochlear efferent innervation of the outer hair cells occurs at 37 weeks.
Intracochlear administration of thiourea protects against cisplatin-induced outer hair cell loss in the guinea pig.
Also included are two objective test methods for identifying outer hair cell changes and predicting audiogram changes using distortion-product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAEs).
Direct effects of reactive oxygen species on cochlear outer hair cell shape in vitro.
This effect, which is probably linked to MLT's ability to reduce c-fos and TNF-alpha gene expression thereby preventing outer hair cell (OHC) loss, was even more pronounced in week 3.
Outer hair cell movement creates a mechanical energy inside the cochlea.
While the distortion product otoacoustic emissions did not prove useful in this population for early identification of outer hair cell damage and hearing loss, the measures did match the permanent hearing threshold shifts at posttraining measurements.
An amplitude reduction or loss of otoacoustic emissions "may reflect outer hair cell damage due to noise exposure," the authors wrote.
edu), have cloned a gene that is critical to the functioning of the outer hair cell, a sensory receptor cell unique to the inner ear of mammals.
Platinum compounds damage the stria vascularis (columnar epithelium with capillaries which secretes endolymph in the scala media) and cause outer hair cell death beginning at the basal turn of the cochlea.