Innervation patterns in rat saccular macula. A structural basis for complex sensory processing.

@article{Ross1986InnervationPI,
  title={Innervation patterns in rat saccular macula. A structural basis for complex sensory processing.},
  author={Muriel D. Ross and Christopher M. Rogers and K. M. Donovan},
  journal={Acta oto-laryngologica},
  year={1986},
  volume={102 1-2},
  pages={75-86}
}
Serial sections through the anterior part of rat saccular macula were reconstructed as montages. Findings are that type II hair cells are integrated into the neural circuitry of type I cells, chiefly by synapses with neighboring calyces and their collaterals; and that complex interactions between afferent- and efferent-type nerve elements take place. Three basic types of nerve/calyx pattern are present: U-type nerves lose their myelin before they enter the macula and have complex calyces with… CONTINUE READING