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Hair Cells, Auditory MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Hair Cells, Auditory
Tree Number(s)
A08.675.650.250
A08.675.650.915.750.600.350
A08.800.950.750.600.350
A09.246.300.246.577.325
A11.671.650.250
A11.671.650.915.750.600.350
Unique ID
D006198
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D006198
Scope Note
Sensory cells in the organ of Corti, characterized by their apical stereocilia (hair-like projections). The inner and outer hair cells, as defined by their proximity to the core of spongy bone (the modiolus), change morphologically along the COCHLEA. Towards the cochlear apex, the length of hair cell bodies and their apical STEREOCILIA increase, allowing differential responses to various frequencies of sound.
Entry Term(s)
Auditory Hair Cells
Cochlear Hair Cells
NLM Classification #
WV 250
Previous Indexing
Organ of Corti (1966-1976)
See Also
Stereocilia
Public MeSH Note
2008; see HAIR CELLS 1980-2007, see MECHANORECEPTORS 1977-1979
History Note
2008 (1977)
Date Established
1980/01/01
Date of Entry
1976/04/27
Revision Date
2018/07/02
Hair Cells, Auditory Preferred
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