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Scanning electron microscopy observations of OHCs.

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posted on 12.05.2014, 02:55 authored by Ying Xiao, Jian Wen, Yanxia Bai, Na Duan, G X Jing

OHCs were well-arranged with normal ciliary structure at three doses of propofol (3a, b, c) and 1.15 vol% isoflurane (3d). Following inhalation of 2.30 vol% isoflurane, certain areas of OHCs were disordered and showed swelling and lodging cilia (3e)(marked by arrows). Following inhalation of 3.45 vol% isoflurane, numerous OHCs had disparate cilia and OHCs were absent in some regions (3f) (marked by asterisk).

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