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Intracellular recordings from cochlear outer hair cells.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7123260     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Intracellular recordings were made from outer hair cells in the third turn of the guinea pig cochlea, and the electrical characteristics of the cells were compared to those of inner hair cells, supporting cells, and extracellular spaces from the same recording region. Outer hair cells have higher membrane potentials than do inner hair cells, but they produce smaller a-c receptor potentials. The frequency response characteristics of both types of hair cells are probably not significantly different. In the frequency region where tuning is optimal, both cell types produce depolarizing d-c receptor potentials, but outer hair cells also generate hyperpolarizing responses at low frequencies.
P Dallos; J Santos-Sacchi; A Flock
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Science (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  218     ISSN:  0036-8075     ISO Abbreviation:  Science     Publication Date:  1982 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-12-03     Completed Date:  1982-12-03     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404511     Medline TA:  Science     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  582-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Action Potentials
Cochlea / anatomy & histology
Guinea Pigs
Hair Cells, Auditory / physiology*
Membrane Potentials
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