Organ of hearing

  • 1 organ of hearing — noun the part of the ear that is responsible for sensations of sound • Hypernyms: ↑sense organ, ↑sensory receptor, ↑receptor • Hyponyms: ↑organ of Corti • Part Holonyms: ↑ear …

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  • 2 Hearing test — A hearing test is an evaluation of the sensitivity of a person s sense of hearing, most often performed by an audiologist using an audiometer. Audiologists are the only health professionals with extensive training on the anatomy and physiology of …

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  • 3 organ of Corti — noun the hearing organ of the inner ear; contains receptors that respond to sound waves • Hypernyms: ↑organ of hearing • Part Holonyms: ↑cochlea • Part Meronyms: ↑hair cell …

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  • 4 Organ of Corti — A cross section of the cochlea illustrating the organ of Corti …

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  • 5 Hearing (sense) — Hearing (or audition) is one of the traditional five senses. It is the ability to perceive sound by detecting vibrations via an organ such as the ear. The inability to hear is called deafness.In humans and other vertebrates, hearing is performed… …

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  • 6 Organ harvesting — Intervention MeSH D020858 Organ harvesting refers to the removal, preservation and use of human organs and tissue from the bodies of the recently deceased to be used in surgical transplants on the living. Though mired in ethical debate and… …

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  • 7 Organ theft — is the practice of stealing people s organs via surgery while they are under the influence of drugs, or once the person is dead, when the organs can be illicitly removed and then used for further purposes such as transplants or sold on the black… …

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  • 8 Organ transplantation in the People's Republic of China — Trend in kidney and liver transplants in the People s Republic of China (1997–2007)[1] Organ transplantation in the People s Republic of China has taken place since t …

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  • 9 Hearing impairment — See also: Deaf culture for the social movement.. Deaf and/or hard of hearing Classification and external resources The International Symbol for Deafness …

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  • 10 Organ grinder — The organ grinder was a musical novelty street performer of the 19th century and the early part of the 20th century, and refers to the operator of a street organ.Period literature often represents the grinder as a gentleman of ill repute or as an …

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  • 11 Organ stop — The choir division of the organ at St. Raphael s Cathedral, Dubuque, Iowa. Shown here are several ranks of pipes, each of which would be controlled from one of the stops on the console. An organ stop (or just stop) is a component of a pipe organ… …

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  • 12 hearing — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Sense of hearing Nouns 1. hearing, sense of hearing; audition, auscultation; eavesdropping, audibility; acute ear, etc.; ear for music, perfect or absolute pitch; otology, audiology; audiometer;… …

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  • 13 hearing — Synonyms and related words: Gedankenexperiment, acoustic, amassing evidence, assize, attention, audible, audience, audile, audio, audition, auditory, auditory range, aural, auricular, bench test, blue book, bugging, carrying distance, change of… …

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  • 14 hearing — The ability to perceive sound; the sensation of sound as opposed to vibration. SYN: audition. color h. a subjective perception of color produced by certain sounds. SEE ALSO: pseudochromesthesia. SYN …

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  • 15 organ — Any part of the body exercising a specific function, as of respiration, secretion, or digestion. SYN: organum [TA], organon. [L. organum, fr. G. organon, a tool, instrument] accessory organs 1. SYN …

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  • 16 organ of Corti — n. section of the cochlea that includes the special sensory receptors for hearing (name after Alfonso Corti) …

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  • 17 sense organ — noun an organ having nerve endings (in the skin or viscera or eye or ear or nose or mouth) that respond to stimulation (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑sensory receptor, ↑receptor • Ant: ↑effector (for: ↑receptor) …

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  • 18 lyriform organ — noun : a cuticular groove that is connected with a nerve ending in many spiders, often occurs in groups on the legs and sternum, and is thought to be an organ of hearing …

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  • 19 Reports of organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners in China — In March 2006, Falun Gong affiliated media The Epoch Times published a number of articles alleging that the Chinese government and its agencies, including the People s Liberation Army, were conducting widespread and systematic organ harvesting of …

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  • 20 Sensorineural hearing loss — Classification and external resources Cross section of the cochlea. ICD 10 H …

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