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Hair cells of inner ear

  • Dr David Furness
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Scanning electron microscope images of sensory hair bundles in hair cells from the cochlea, or hearing organ in the inner ear. Top left is an outer hair cell from a guinea pig cochlea, while bottom left shows an inner hair cell. On the right is a terrapin hair cell. Vibrations made by sound cause the hairs to move, stimulating impulses in the auditory nerve to the brain.


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