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Cochlear Nucleus MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Cochlear Nucleus
Tree Number(s)
A08.186.211.132.810.428.600.135
Unique ID
D017626
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017626
Scope Note
The brain stem 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 organized, 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.
Entry Term(s)
Cochlear Nuclei
Previous Indexing
Brain Stem (1966-1993)
Public MeSH Note
94
History Note
94
Date Established
1994/01/01
Date of Entry
1993/06/18
Revision Date
2015/06/22
Cochlear Nucleus Preferred
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