auditory hair


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auditory hair

n.
Any of the cilia on the free surface of the auditory cells.

auditory hair

The stereocilia of a specialized epithelial cell. These are present in the ear in the spiral organ of Corti, concerned with hearing; and in the crista ampullaris, macula utriculi, and macula sacculi, concerned with equilibrium.
See also: hair
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In the inner ear, specialized sensors called auditory hair cells are vital to the ability to hear.
Three days later, microscopic photos of the animals' inner ears confirmed that the drugs had destroyed all the auditory hair cells, leaving the animals profoundly deaf.
(18) The aim of the present study was to investigate the possible protective effect of resveratrol against gentamicin toxicity in auditory hair cells (HCs) in vitro.
Patel et al., "Recent advancements in the regeneration of auditory hair cells and hearing restoration," Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience, vol.
(173) Methionine can also provide protection against the ototoxic effects of cisplatin; D-methionine suppresses cisplatin-induced damage to auditory hair cells in organotypic cultures.
Boutet de Monvel et al., "Class III myosins shape the auditory hair bundles by limiting microvilli and stereocilia growth," Journal of Cell Biology, vol.
Brigande, "Functional auditory hair cells produced in the mammalian cochlea by in utero gene transfer," Nature, vol.