vestibulocochlear nerve

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vestibulocochlear

 [ves-tib″u-lo-kok´le-er]
pertaining to the vestibule of the ear and the cochlea.
vestibulocochlear nerve the eighth cranial nerve, which emerges from the brain between the pons and medulla oblongata, behind the facial nerve. The vestibular division serves the vestibule of the ear and the semicircular canals, carrying impulses for the sense of equilibrium. The cochlear division serves the cochlea and carries impulses for the sense of hearing. Called also acoustic nerve and auditory nerve. See Appendix 2-6.

vestibulocochlear nerve

(vĕ-stĭb′yə-lō-kŏk′lē-ər, -kō′klē-)
n.
Either of the eighth pair of cranial nerves, each of which divides to form the cochlear nerve and the vestibular nerve. Also called acoustic nerve, auditory nerve.

vestibulocochlear nerve

either of a pair of cranial nerves composed of fibers from the cochlear nerve and the vestibular nerve in the inner ear, conveying impulses of both the sense of hearing and the sense of balance. Also called acoustic nerve, eighth cranial nerve.
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Vestibulocochlear nerve

auditory nerve

The cranial nerve which connects the inner ear to the brainstem, which contains sensory fibres for sound and vestibular fibres for balance.

Vestibulocochlear nerve (Eighth cranial nerve)

Nerve that transmits information, about hearing and balance from the ear to the brain.
Mentioned in: Acoustic Neuroma

vestibulocochlear

pertaining to the eighth cranial nerve. See also Table 14. The vestibular division serves the vestibule of the ear and the semicircular canals, carrying impulses for equilibrium. The cochlear division serves the cochlea and carries impulses for the sense of hearing. Called also acoustic nerve and auditory nerve.

vestibulocochlear nerve
see Table 14.
vestibulocochlear nerve paralysis
manifested by defective hearing if the cochlear nerve is damaged, or rotation, loss of balance and falling to one side if the cochlear branch is the affected one.
vestibulocochlear nerve root granuloma
in calves a chronic inflammatory lesion causing facial paralysis and loss of balance.
vestibulocochlear nucleus
a series of at least five nuclei on each side of the brainstem, three vestibular and two cochlear.