Acoustic nerve
A cranial nerve concerned with hearing, balance and head position. The acoustic nerve is the 8th cranial nerve. It branches into two parts — a cochlear part integral to hearing and a vestibular part which mediates the sense of balance and head position. Also called the vestibulocochlear nerve.

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acoustic nerve n AUDITORY NERVE

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nervus vestibulocochlearis.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Acoustic neuroma — 1. A benign tumor that may develop on the hearing and balance nerves near the inner ear. The tumor results from an overproduction of Schwann cells small sheet like cells that normally wrap around nerve fibers like onion skin and help support the… …   Medical dictionary

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  • nerve deafness — noun hearing loss due to failure of the auditory nerve • Syn: ↑sensorineural hearing loss • Hypernyms: ↑hearing impairment, ↑hearing disorder * * * nerve deafness, deafness due to disorder of the acoustic nerve …   Useful english dictionary

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