cochlear nucleus


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cochlear nucleus

[′kok·lē·ər ′nük·lē·əs]
(neuroscience)
One of the two nuclear masses in which the fibers of the cochlear nerve terminate; located ventrad and dorsad to the inferior cerebellar peduncle.
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Bilirubin can deleteriously affect the auditory pathway anywhere along its course in the brainstem although the cochlear nucleus is usually most involved leading on to hearing impairment.
Deafness is due to involvement of cochlear nucleus complex.
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