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Organ of Corti

Descriptions of Organ of Corti

Organ of Corti: the hearing organ of the inner ear; contains receptors that respond to sound waves
Source: WordNet 2.1

Organ of Corti : organ that contains the special sensory receptors for hearing, composed of a series of epithelial structures placed upon the inner part of the basilar membrane.
Source: CRISP

Summary Information: Organ of Corti

Organ of Corti: The organ of Corti is one component of the cochlea of the inner ear, the deepest cavity of the ear. The organ of Corti contains the hair cells, or sensory receptors for hearing.

Sound waves travel through the outer ear, into the middle ear where they cause vibration of the tympanic membrane. These vibrations are then transmitted through the auditory bones and into the fluid of the cochlea of the inner ear. In the cochlea, these sound vibrations or waves are picked up by the hair cells of the organ of Corti and converted into electrical impulses or signals and carried by the 8th cranial nerve to the brain.

Conditions that can afflict the organ of Corti include deterioration of the hair cells, aging, chronic exposure to loud noise, nerve deafness, and trauma.

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Organ of Corti

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