cochlear hair cells

  • auditory hair cells
  • hair cells
German: Corti-Haarzellen
Japanese: 蝸牛有毛細胞

Anatomy. Sensory cells in the organ of Corti in the cochlea of the inner ear, which are topped with hair-like structures (stereocilia). They transform the mechanical energy of sound waves into nerve impulses. There are two anatomically and functionally distinct types: inner hair cells and outer hair cells.

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