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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

(hār sel)
Sensory epithelial cells present in the spiral organ (organ of Corti), in the maculae and cristae of the membranous labyrinth of the ear, and in taste buds; they are characterized by having long stereocilia or kinocilia (or both) that, seen with the light microscope, appear as fine hairs.
See also: taste cells

hair cell

An epithelial cell possessing stereocilia in the maculae, cristae ampullaris, and the organ of Corti. These cells are receptors for the senses of position and hearing.
See also: cell

hair cell

a sensory epithelial cell of vertebrates that acts as a mechanoreceptor, possessing either one nonmotile cilium (kinocilium) or many nonmotile cilium-like projections of the surface (stereocilia). Such cells are found in the LATERAL-LINE SYSTEM and the ear.
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"Scientists in our field have long been looking for the molecular signals that trigger the formation of the hair cells that sense and transmit sound," says Angelika Doetzlhofer, Ph.D., associate professor of neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Monges-Hernandez, "Spatial gradients in the size of inner hair cell ribbons emerge before the onset of hearing in rats," Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, vol.
General cell and stereocilium morphology in outer hair cells were evaluated in superficial anatomy (Table 1) (10).
In this study, we successfully isolated and cultured neural stem cells from the olfactory epithelium of rat and then differentiated to hair cells of inner ear.
These data strongly suggest that pretreatment of YMRE could be a promising approach in protecting hair cells from NIHL.
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Various approaches are necessary to determine the steps needed for hair cell repair in the OC and restoration of auditory functions.
The continued development of fluorescent staining techniques, which are faster and less expensive than electron microscopy, should aid researchers in expediting the analysis of hair cell morphology in marine invertebrates.
"The finding that newborn hair cells regenerate spontaneously is novel," senior author Dr.
A normal otoacoustic emission reading is a sign that the outer hair cells are working no Fia.
"This is an area that's a bit more futuristic and ultimately restoring the hair cells will be the cure."
The hair cell needed the gel-like capsule--called the cupula--to overcome these challenges.