organ of Corti


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organ of Corti

[′ȯr·gən əv ′kȯrd·ē]
(neuroscience)
A specialized structure located on the basilar membrane of the mammalian cochlea, which contains rods of Corti and hair cells connected to ganglia of the cochlear nerve. Also known as spiral organ.
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The cochleae from rats exposed to CO + noise (Figure 5(b)) exhibited more substantial damage, extending over the basal third of the organ of Corti, than the noise-only subjects.
2+] damage to the arrangements of cochlear hair cells in the basal, middle, and apex turn in the organ of Corti from rats
Raphael and his colleagues also found nerve fibers extending toward the fresh hair cells that were outside the organ of Corti.
In Todd, Nitsch may have met his equal when it comes to the business of largeness: Organ of Corti hopes sometime next year to release the entire Six-Day-Play sound track as a thirty-CD box set.
After sacrificing the rats, we dissected the basal and middle turns of the organ of Corti (OC) under a light microscope.
For example, 700 genes determine the structure and function of the organ of Corti alone.
5) Their temporal bone studies showed that cochlear changes ranged from a mild loss of outer hair cells in patients who had undergone relatively few hemodialysis treatments and transplants to a complete absence of the organ of Corti in patients who underwent more than 250 hemodialysis treatments and multiple transplants.
An ideal treatment for permanent hearing loss would be based on the regeneration or replacement of damaged hair cells and would be directed toward the site of the lesion--that is, the organ of Corti.
Each section has many animations to help students, clinicians, and patients understand these intricate structures, from the overview of the anatomy, eardrum, ossicles, and cochlea to the organ of Corti.
Epidermal growth factor upregulates production of supernumerary hair cells in neonatal rat organ of Corti explants.