acoustic nerve


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acoustic nerve

acoustic nerve

n
(Anatomy) the former name for vestibulocochlear nerve
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Noun1.acoustic 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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Conclusion: According to characteristic hearing dysfunction, AN may occur in the afferent pathway of acoustic nerve, probably accompanied by the pathological changes of efferent nerve in the olivocochlear system inside the brainstem.
amp;nbsp;- Brain cancer and tumors of the acoustic nerve (needed for hearing and maintaining balance) and salivary glands.
Damage to the acoustic nerve, which carries sound impulses from the cochlea to the brain, may be the result of a benign tumour on the nerve, an acoustic neuroma.
It is suggested that Brain Stem Auditory evoked potential (BERA] can demonstrate electrophysiologically any lesion from acoustic nerve to Brain stem and can be used in diabetics to show subclinical variances and central neuropathy.
sup][3] In how many of the patients was IH attributable to neuropathy of the 8 [sup]th cranial nerve and in how many of them was there affection of cranial nerves other than the acoustic nerve or of peripheral nerves?

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