auditory nerve

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auditory nerve

au′ditory nerve`


n.
either of the pair of eighth cranial nerves, composed of sensory fibers that innervate the inner ear.

auditory nerve

The nerve that carries sensory information for sound and balance from the ear to the brain. The auditory nerve is a cranial nerve.
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Noun1.auditory nerve - a composite sensory nerve supplying the hair cells of the vestibular organ and the hair cells of the cochlea
auditory system - the sensory system for hearing
cranial nerve - any of the 12 paired nerves that originate in the brain stem
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When temporal bone samples of the control group and group Ia were histologically examined, purulent infection in the middle ear was observed, but the inner ear structures, 8th cranial nerve, and temporal lobe were found to be normal.
* Wave I--generated by peripheral portion of 8th cranial nerve
Two of the three had significant involvement of the vestibular portion of the 8th cranial nerve.