mechanoelectric transduction

mechanoelectric transduction

the conversion of mechanical energy to electric energy by sensory cells such as auditory and vestibular hair cells.

mech·a·no·e·lec·tric trans·duc·tion

(mek'ă-nō-ĕ-lek'trik trans-dŭk'shŭn)
The conversion of mechanical energy to electric energy by sensory cells such as auditory and vestibular hair cells.