Biochemistry of the inner ear

R. Thalmann, D. C. Marcus, I. Thalmann

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The volume of information on biochemistry of the inner ear has exploded since 1964. It is impossible to discuss the entire area, even superficially, in a brief review. Accordingly, our treatment of the subject will be illustrative rather than comprehensive. We will point out some fundamental biochemical features of the 2 main structures of the cochlear duct - the organ of Corti (OC) and the stria vascularis (SV) - and will rely heavily upon data obtained by a quantitative histochemical approach over the years for the study of discrete tissue units of other complex tissues, such as brain and retina.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-105
Number of pages23
JournalBirth Defects: Original Article Series
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1980


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