2014 Inner Ear Physiology

Example Test QuestionStructure/Function Relationships

Hair cell structure

TYPE I
TYPE II
90% of afferents
10% of afferents
1 HC/afferent
many HC/afferent
efferents terminate on afferent terminals under IHCs
efferents have large, direct contact with OHC soma
    1. In the cochlea, OHCs have specialized lateral cisternae and other structural adaptations that support their function as contractile units
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