dorsal cochlear nucleus
Acronym: DCo
The term dorsal cochlear nucleus refers to one of three cochlear nuclei identified by dissection and Nissl stain. It and the others, the anteroventral cochlear nucleus and the posteroventral cochlear nucleus, form a protrusion on the lateral surface of the medulla, where they are entered by the cochlear nerve and overlaid by the cerebellar flocculus. They are found in the human ( Moore-2004 ), the macaque ( Paxinos-2009a ), the rat ( Swanson-2004 ) and the mouse ( Hof-2000 ). The cochlear nuclei are classified as part of the subcortical auditory system in the functional CNS model ( Swanson-2004 ).

Also known as: Nucleus cochlearis dorsalisNeuroNames ID : 721

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