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Inner ear, crista of semicircular canal

Hair cells are mechanoreceptor cells covering crista in the ampulla of a semicircular canal.  In this context, hair cells are deflected by fluid moving through the canal and hence respond to angular acceleration (rotation).

The space above the tissue is filled with endolymph.

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SIUC / School of Medicine / Anatomy / David King

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Last updated:  24 December 2004 / dgk