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hair cell

[′her ‚sel]
(histology)
The basic sensory unit of the inner ear of vertebrates; a columnar, polarized structure with specialized cilia on the free surface.
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32] Some studies also reported where hearing impairment is not associated with the hair cell dysfunctioning.
The kinocilia are arranged in one continuous row per hair cell, which suggests response polarity and is consistent with a standard pattern for healthy hair cells in the squid statocyst (Budelmann et al.
Washington, Feb 21 ( ANI ): For years, scientists have thought that the sound-sensing hair cells in the inner ear cannot be replaced once they're lost.
The main cause is due to damage to the inner hair cells.
This is an area that's a bit more futuristic and ultimately restoring the hair cells will be the cure.
After covering the hair cell with a synthetic cupula, our bio-inspired microsensor had the ability to detect flow better than the blind fish," Tsukruk said.
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.
When hair bundle motion exceeds a certain level, the transduction channels begin to open, the hair cell undergoes depolarization, and neurotransmitter release increases.
The implant uses 16 to 24 multichannel electrodes to replace the missing hair cells, House said.
In the inner ear, specialized sensors called auditory hair cells are vital to the ability to hear.
Simultaneous exposure to ethyl benzene and noise: synergistic effects on outer hair cells.
Scientists managed to grow the hair cells vital to hearing in the cochleas of genetically modified mice.