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Hair cell: Quiz


Question 1: Research of the past decades has shown that outer hair cells do not send neural signals to the brain, but that they mechanically amplify low-level sound that enters the ________.
Inner earAuditory systemCochleaCochlear nerve

Question 2: [4] The neurotransmitter released by hair cells to stimulate the dendrites of afferent neurons is thought to be ________.
Glutamic acidNitrous oxideDizocilpineGlutamine

Question 3:

Question 4: ________ cochlear hair cells come in two anatomically and functionally distinct types: the outer and inner hair cells.
Mammal classificationPrimateEven-toed ungulateMammal

Question 5: In mammals, the auditory hair cells are located within the organ of Corti on a thin basilar membrane in the ________ of the inner ear.
Inner earAuditory systemCochleaCochlear nerve

Question 6: Hair cells are the sensory receptors of both the ________ and the vestibular system in all vertebrates.
Auditory systemSensory systemVestibular nerveCochlear nerve

Question 7: ________ (axon hillock, axon terminals, axoplasm, axolemma, neurofibril/neurofilament)
NeuronAxonNervous systemSchwann cell

Question 8: The presynaptic terminal bouton is filled with vesicles containing acetylcholine and a neuropeptide called Calcitonin gene-related peptide (________).
Calcitonin gene-related peptideSecretinNeuromedin UOxytocin

Question 9: ________: Vestibulospinal tract (Medial vestibulospinal tract, Lateral vestibulospinal tract)
Nervous systemGrey matterHuman brainSpinal cord

Question 10: Because this class of pollutant bioconcentrates up the food chain, the effect is pronounced in top marine predators such as Orcas and ________.
Beaked whaleCetaceaToothed whaleOceanic dolphin


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