cochlear nerve


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cochlear nerve

[′kok·lē·ər ′nərv]
(neuroscience)
A sensory branch of the auditory nerve which receives impulses from the organ of Corti.
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Infection or inflammation of the cochlear nerve may produce SNHL.
8) Vestibulocochlear schwannomas usually originate in the vestibular nerve, but in some cases they arise from the cochlear nerve, as did the lesion in our patient.
The electrodes were embedded in a molded array and placed near the peripheral processes of the cochlear nerve fibers in the cochlea.
Cochlear nerve stimulation with a 3-dimensional penetrating electrode array.
2) Moreover, a significant decrease in cochlear microphonic and cochlear nerve action potential has been demonstrated in guinea pigs in a uremic state.
The cochlear nerve continues to fire action potentials in the absence of sound; this is called spontaneous activity.
Pulee JL, Cochlear nerve section for intractable tinnitus.