Spiral ganglion

The spiral ganglion is a group of nerve cells located in the modiolus that enables the sense of hearing by sending a representation of sound from the cochlea to the brain.

The body of these nerve cells emits a peripheral process that contacts acoustic receptors in the organ of Corti and a central process that projects in the auditory nerve 1.

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rID: 55260
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
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