Auditory brainstem response tracing (mnemonic)

This mnemonic helps when remembering the ascending order of structures that corresponds to each waveform in an auditory brainstem response (ABR) tracing:

  • E COLI

Mnemonic

  • E: eighth nerve action potential (wave I)
  • C: cochlear nucleus (wave II)
  • O: olivary complex (superior) (wave III)
  • L: lateral lemniscus (wave IV)
  • I: inferior colliculus (wave V)
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Article Information

rID: 6926
System: Head & Neck
Section: Mnemonics
Tag: ent
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • E COLI

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