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Definition of the noun hair cell
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- a sensory epithelial cell present in the organ of Corti
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by Hopkins, Brian and Geangu, Elena and Linkenauger, Sally
Typical cochlear hearing loss occurs where there is damage to the outer hair cells, although inner hair cell damage can also occur. The main consequence of outer hair cell damage is a reduced ability to hear quiet sounds. However, typical ...
by John M. Lackie
cochlear hair cell The sound-sensing cell of the inner ear.
A Dictionary of Psychology (2015)
by Andrew M. Colman
A mammalian hair cell responds along its axis of maximum sensitivity to movements of its tip of 100 picometres (trillionths of a metre, about the same distance as the diameter of some atoms), but is totally insensitive to movement along the ...
by Philip Winn
For frequencies less than about 3000 Hz, the inner hair cell receptor potential has DEPOLARIZATION and HYPERPOLARIZATION half-periods that are phase- locked to upward and downward motions of the basilar membrane, respectively.
The Encyclopedia of Perception by Jennifer L. Hellier
Within one of the cavities is the organ of Corti, which contains specialized sensory receptors called hair cell receptors. These hair cells convert sound waves into electrical impulses that are sent to the brain to be interpreted into sound.
A Dictionary of Biology (2015)
by Robert Hine
hair cell A cell that is equipped with hairlike cilia and specialized for detecting movement of the surrounding medium, whether water or air; hence, it transduces mechanical stimuli into electrical stimuli, in the form of nerve impulses in ...
A Concise and Up-to-date Guide to Medical Terms by Houghton Mifflin Company
hair cell n. A cell with hairlike processes, especially one of the sensory epithelial cells present in the spiral organ. hair follicle n. A deep natrow pit that is formed by the tubulat invagination of ...
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