vestibulocochlear nerve(redirected from cochlear nerves)
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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.
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vestibulocochlear nerve(vĕ-stĭb′yə-lō-kŏk′lē-ər, -kō′klē-)
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.
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auditory nerveThe cranial nerve which connects the inner ear to the brainstem, which contains sensory fibres for sound and vestibular fibres for balance.
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Vestibulocochlear nerve (Eighth cranial nerve)
Nerve that transmits information, about hearing and balance from the ear to the brain.
Mentioned in: Acoustic Neuroma
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