Medical Definition of Cochlear hair cell

1. The sound sensing cell of the inner ear. The cells have modified ciliary structures (hairs), that enable them to produce an electrical (neural) response to mechanical motion caused by the effect of sound waves on the cochlea. Frequency is detected by the position of the cell in the cochlea and amplitude by the magnitude of the disturbance. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cochlear Hair Cell

cochineal figs
cochineal insect
cochlear aqueduct
cochlear area
cochlear branch of labyrinthine artery
cochlear canal
cochlear canaliculus
cochlear diseases
cochlear duct
cochlear ganglion
cochlear hair cell (current term)
cochlear hair cells
cochlear implant
cochlear implantation
cochlear implants
cochlear joint
cochlear labyrinth
cochlear microphonic potentials
cochlear nerve
cochlear nuclei
cochlear nucleus
cochlear part of vestibulocochlear nerve
cochlear prosthesis
cochlear recess
cochlear root of VIII nerve

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