acoustic-nerve

acoustic nerve

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auditory nerve

noun Anatomy.
either one of the eighth pair of cranial nerves, consisting of sensory fibers that conduct impulses from the organs of hearing and from the semicircular canals to the brain.
Also called acoustic nerve.


Origin:
1715–25

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acoustic nerve
 
n
the former name for vestibulocochlear nerve

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Medical Dictionary

acoustic nerve n.
See vestibulocochlear nerve.

auditory nerve n.
See cochlear nerve.

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auditory nerve  
Either of the eighth pair of cranial nerves that carries sensory impulses from the ear to the brain. The auditory nerve transmits information related to sound and balance.
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auditory nerve definition


The nerve that connects the inner ear with the brain. One of its two branches carries the sensation of sound to the brain; the other is involved in maintaining balance.

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