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Organ of Corti MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Organ of Corti
Tree Number(s)
A09.246.300.246.577
Unique ID
D009925
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009925
Scope Note
The spiral EPITHELIUM containing sensory AUDITORY HAIR CELLS and supporting cells in the cochlea. Organ of Corti, situated on the BASILAR MEMBRANE and overlaid by a gelatinous TECTORIAL MEMBRANE, converts sound-induced mechanical waves to neural impulses to the brain.
Entry Term(s)
Basilar Papilla
Corti's Organ
Spiral Organ
NLM Classification #
WV 250
Public MeSH Note
68
History Note
68(65)
Date Established
1968/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2018/07/02
Organ of Corti Preferred
Basilar Papilla Related
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