The Paraneuron pp 220-227 | Cite as

Inner Ear and Lateral Line Hair Cells

  • Tsuneo Fujita
  • Tomio Kanno
  • Shigeru Kobayashi


The mammalian inner ear includes several kinds of sensory organ with distinct connections to the central nervous systems. All of the sensory organs of the inner ear belong to the membranous labyrinth, which consists of a series of fine tubes and sacs filled with the fluid endolymph and surrounded by another fluid, perilymph. The membranous labyrinth as a whole arises embryologically from the otic vesicle of ectodermal placodal origin (Rubel 1978).


Hair Cell Vestibular Organ Membranous Labyrinth Synaptic Ribbon Cuticular Plate 
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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tsuneo Fujita
    • 1
  • Tomio Kanno
    • 2
  • Shigeru Kobayashi
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of AnatomyUniversity of Niigata School of MedicineNiigataJapan
  2. 2.Department of Physiology Faculty of Veterinary MedicineHokkaido UniversitySapporoJapan
  3. 3.Department of AnatomyYamanashi Medical CollegeTamaho,YamanashiJapan

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