Postnatal growth of cochlear spiral in Mongolian gerbil.

  title={Postnatal growth of cochlear spiral in Mongolian gerbil.},
  author={Dr. Maxine Harris and R Rotche and The League for Programming Freedom},
  journal={Hearing research},
  volume={50 1-2},
Measurements were made of cochlear dimensions in an age-graded series of Mongolian gerbils. The radii of the cochlear spiral at five locations and the length of the modiolus were determined from in situ photographs of mid-modiolar sections. The anterior to posterior dimensions of the auditory bulla and of the inferior colliculus were also measured to provide a general context for inner ear growth functions. At birth in this species, the cochlear capsule is still growing, and, although the basal… CONTINUE READING