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Hair Cells, Ampulla MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Hair Cells, Ampulla
Tree Number(s)
A09.246.300.663.500.500
A09.923.125.500
Unique ID
D054777
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D054777
Scope Note
Sensory cells in the ampullary crest of each of the semicircular ducts, with their apical STEREOCILIA embedded in a wedge-shaped gelatinous cupula. These hair cells sense the movement of ENDOLYMPH resulting from angular acceleration of the head, and send signals via the VESTIBULAR NERVE to the brain to maintain balance.
Entry Term(s)
Ampullary Hair Cells
Previous Indexing
Semicircular Canals (1976-2007)
Vestibular Labyrinth (1978-2007)
See Also
Stereocilia
Public MeSH Note
2008
History Note
2008
Date Established
2008/01/01
Date of Entry
2007/07/09
Revision Date
2021/06/30
Hair Cells, Ampulla Preferred
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