2014 Inner Ear Physiology

Example test question 7

What causes inner hair cell mechanotransducer channels to open? Answer

    1. Relaxation of the tip link caused by movement of the adaptation motor
    2. Decreased contraction of the outer hair cells
    3. Movement of the stereocilia bundle toward the kinocilium
    4. Movement of the stereocilia bundle toward the shortest stereocilia
    5. Movement of the stereocilia bundle toward the tallest stereocilia

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