eighth cranial nerve

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Noun1.eighth cranial 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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MRI and brainstem auditory evoked potential evidence of eighth cranial nerve involvement in multiple sclerosis.
The significant narrowness of BCNC in G1 and G2 might result in the dysfunction of the eighth cranial nerve. Because we asserted that a hypoplastic BCNC may be related to the development of SNHL, this relationship is referred to as the dysfunction of the eighth cranial nerve.
They arise from the vestibular division of the eighth cranial nerve. As the vestibular schwannoma grows, it affects the cochlear nerve, causing neuro-sensory hearing loss, tinnitus (ringing in the ear) and dizziness.