crista

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crista

[′kris·tə]
(biology)
A ridge or crest.
(cell and molecular biology)
A fold on the inner membrane of a mitochondrion.
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The existence of this mechanism has also been confirmed by documented observations of histopathologic changes in the inner ear (e.g., loss of hair cells and degeneration of the crista ampullaris of the semicircular canals) and by the observation of in vivo electrophysiologic changes during auditory brainstem-evoked response testing, electrocochleography, and otoacoustic reflex testing.