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Audiology and Speech Research 2016;12(0): S2-S6.
Published online: March 31, 2016.
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.21848/asr.2016.12.S1.S2
와우 유모세포와 청신경의 시냅스
1한양대학교 의과대학 이비인후과학교실
2한양대학교 구리병원 이비인후과
Synaptic Transmission between Cochlear Hair Cells and Auditory Nerve
Seung Hwan Lee1,2
1Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Guri, Korea
2Department of Neuropsychiatry, Hanyang University Guri Hospital, Guri, Korea
Correspondence  Seung Hwan Lee ,Tel: +82-31-560-2363, Fax: +82-31-566-4884, Email: shleemd@hanyang.ac.kr
Received: February 2, 2016;  Accepted: March 15, 2016.  Published online: March 31, 2016.
Due to the recent development of physiologic study methods, along with morphologic and molecular biologic studies, the understanding about synaptic transmission between cochlear hair cells and auditory nerve terminal has been significantly improved. Auditory system has very delicate mechanism that can differentiate the frequency, loudness, and time difference, and localization of the sound. This mechanism is found not only in central auditory system but also at the very end level of the cochlea. The synapse in auditory hair cells has very unique morphologic and functional characteristics compare to other synapse in various nerve tissue. The author will describe the characteristics of the synapse transmission between cochlear hair cells and auditory nerve.
Key Words: Cochlea, Auditory hair cell, Synaptic transmission.
중심단어: 시냅스전달· 외유모세포· 청신경.
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