• whereas
  • Ampullofugal" refers to movement "away" from the ampulla, whereas "ampullopetal" refers to movement "toward" the ampulla ( Fig. 3 ). (cmaj.ca)
  • membrane
  • At isolated hair cells, the K channel blocker tetraethylammonium (TEA) is shown to block a fraction of total voltage-dependent K-conductance (IKD) that depends on TEA concentration but not on membrane potential ( V m ). (frontiersin.org)
  • Only type II hair cells are present in this preparation, and they are in the physiological milieu, with the apical membrane in contact with the endolymph and the basolateral membrane surrounded by a perilymph-like solution. (frontiersin.org)
  • On the opposite side, hair cells embedded in supporting cells project into this membrane. (wikibooks.org)
  • The alternating changes of pressure agitate the basilar membrane on which the organ of Corti rests, moving the hair cells. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Resting along the basilar membrane, which forms the base of the cochlear duct, is an arrangement of sensory cells and supporting cells known as the organ of Corti . (britannica.com)
  • detect
  • Examples of mechanoreceptors include baroreceptors which detect changes in blood pressure, Merkel's discs which detect sustained touch and pressure, and hair cells which detect sound stimuli. (wikipedia.org)
  • Hair cells in fish are used to detect water movements around their bodies. (wikipedia.org)
  • structures
  • The polyps reproduce asexually, producing jellyfish-like medusae, which are released into the water from special cup-like structures known as ampullae. (wikipedia.org)
  • sends
  • It uses the same kinds of fluids and detection cells (hair cells) as the cochlea uses, and sends information to the brain about the attitude, rotation, and linear motion of the head. (wikipedia.org)
  • neurons
  • A local graded potential begins in the photoreceptor, where it excites the cell enough for the impulse to be passed along through a track of neurons to the central nervous system. (wikipedia.org)
  • The hair cells respond by stimulating neurons that innervate them. (wikipedia.org)
  • physiology
  • The course will build upon knowledge acquired through prior studies of cell and molecular biology, general physiology and human anatomy, as we focus primarily on the central nervous system. (coursera.org)
  • structure
  • During the six years he spent in that position he published a large amount of work, including three anatomical monographs on new species of animals and papers on the structure of the lymphatic system, the distribution of epithelium in the human body, the structure and development of the hair, and the formation of mucus and pus. (wikipedia.org)