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Basilar Membrane

"Basilar Membrane" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A basement membrane in the cochlea that supports the hair cells of the ORGAN OF CORTI, consisting keratin-like fibrils. It stretches from the SPIRAL LAMINA to the basilar crest. The movement of fluid in the cochlea, induced by sound, causes displacement of the basilar membrane and subsequent stimulation of the attached hair cells which transform the mechanical signal into neural activity.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Basilar Membrane" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Basilar Membrane" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 24 publications over 19 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 2008
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