Medical Definition of Cochlear nucleus

1. The brainstem nucleus that receives the central input from the cochlear nerve. The cochlear nucleus is located lateral and dorsolateral to the inferior cerebellar peduncles and is functionally divided into dorsal and ventral parts. It is tonotopically organised, performs the first stage of central auditory processing, and projects (directly or indirectly) to higher auditory areas including the superior olivary nuclei, the medial geniculi, the inferior colliculi, and the auditory cortex. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cochlear Nucleus

cochlear canal
cochlear canaliculus
cochlear diseases
cochlear duct
cochlear ganglion
cochlear hair cell
cochlear hair cells
cochlear implant
cochlear implantation
cochlear implants
cochlear joint
cochlear labyrinth
cochlear microphonic potentials
cochlear nerve
cochlear nuclei
cochlear nucleus (current term)
cochlear part of vestibulocochlear nerve
cochlear prosthesis
cochlear recess
cochlear root of VIII nerve
cochlear root of vestibulocochlear nerve
cochlear window
cochleare amplum
cochleare magnum
cochleare medium
cochleare modicum
cochleare parvum
cochleariform process

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