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Descriptor English: Organ of Corti
Descriptor Spanish: Órgano Espiral
Descriptor Portuguese: Órgão Espiral
Descriptor French: Organe spiral
Entry term(s): Basilar Papilla
Corti Organ
Corti's Organ
Cortis Organ
Organ, Corti's
Organ, Spiral
Organs, Spiral
Papilla, Basilar
Spiral Organ
Spiral Organs
Tree number(s): A09.246.300.246.577
RDF Unique Identifier: https://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.
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply
CH chemistry
CY cytology
DE drug effects
DG diagnostic imaging
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
IM immunology
IN injuries
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
SU surgery
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Public MeSH Note: 68
History Note: 68(65)
DeCS ID: 10104
Unique ID: D009925
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Date Established: 1968/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2018/07/02
Organ of Corti - Preferred
Concept UI M0015391
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.
Preferred term Organ of Corti
Entry term(s) Corti Organ
Corti's Organ
Cortis Organ
Organ, Corti's
Organ, Spiral
Organs, Spiral
Spiral Organ
Spiral Organs
Basilar Papilla - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0405711
Scope note The equivalent of the organ of Corti in non-mammalian tetrapods although its shape has evolved into a more extended structure in mammals.
Preferred term Basilar Papilla
Entry term(s) Papilla, Basilar



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