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Olivocochlear

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Synonymous names:Help on this termOlivocochlear system; Olivocochlear bundle
METeOR identifier:Help on this term574918
Registration status:Help on this termIndigenous, Endorsed 05/12/2017
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A fibre tract in the ear called the olivocochlear bundle. It constitutes an efferent system, or feedback loop, by which nerve impulses, thought to be inhibitory, reach the hair cells. This system, which uses acetylcholine as a neurotransmitter, is presumably involved in sharpening, or otherwise modifying hearing.

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The Editors of Encyclopædia of Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online, s. v. "olivocochlear bundle". Viewed 22 May, 2014, http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/427818/olivocochlear-bundle.

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