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Basilar Membrane MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Basilar Membrane
Tree Number(s)
A09.246.300.246.125
A10.615.179.124
Unique ID
D001489
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001489
Scope Note
A basement membrane in the cochlea that supports the hair cells of the ORGAN OF CORTI, consisting keratin-like fibrils. It stretches from the SPIRAL LAMINA to the basilar crest. The movement of fluid in the cochlea, induced by sound, causes displacement of the basilar membrane and subsequent stimulation of the attached hair cells which transform the mechanical signal into neural activity.
NLM Classification #
WV 250
Public MeSH Note
91; was see under COCHLEA 1990; was see under LABYRINTH 1960-89
Online Note
use LABYRINTH to search BASILAR MEMBRANE 1966-74
History Note
91(75); was see under COCHLEA 1990; was see under LABYRINTH 1960-89
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2018/07/02
Basilar Membrane Preferred
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