vestibular hair cells

ves·tib·u·lar hair cells

those in the sensory epithelium of the maculae and cristae of the membranous labyrinth of the internal ear; afferent and efferent nerve fibers of the vestibular nerve end synaptically on them; from the apical end of each cell a bundle of stereocilia and a kinocilium extend into the statoconial membrane of the maculae and the cupula of the cristae.
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Most vertebrate vestibular hair cells are topped with a bundle of stereocilia of increasing length and extended kinocilium and a bipolarity with maximum activation when deflected toward the kinocilium.
In addition to blocking calcium influx into vestibular hair cells, nimodipine's antivertiginous effects might be attributable to its central modulation of signals secondary to peripheral vestibular irritation.
Mechanoelectrical transduction (MET) of sound and motion by the inner ear is highly dependent on the ionic composition of the fluids bathing the auditory and vestibular hair cells (Tasaki and Fernandez, 1952; Smith et al.
Mechano-electrical transduction currents in isolated vestibular hair cells of the chick.
Some (amikacin, dihydrostreptomycin, and kanamycin) are primarily and/or initially cochleotoxic, while others (streptomycin and gentamicin) destroy vestibular hair cells before cochlear hair cells.