posteroventral cochlear nucleus
Acronym: PVCo
The term posteroventral 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 dorsal cochlear nucleus, form a protrusion on the lateral surface of the medulla where they are entered by the cochlear component of the vestibulocochlear nerve and overlaid by the cerebellar flocculus. They are found in the human ( Moore-2004 ), the macaque ( Dubach-2008 ), the rat ( Swanson-2004 ) and the mouse ( Hof-2000 ). The boundary between the anteroventral and the posteroventral nuclei is less distinct in humans than in the other species ( Moore-2004 ). The cochlear nuclei are classified as part of the subcortical auditory system in the Functional CNS Model - Rat ( Swanson-2004 ).

Also known as: Posterior Ventral Cochlear NucleusNeuroNames ID : 724


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