vestibulocochlear nerve

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ves·tib·u·lo·coch·le·ar nerve

 (vĕ-stĭb′yə-lō-kŏk′lē-ər, -kō′klē-)
Either of the eighth pair of cranial nerves, each of which divides to form the cochlear nerve and the vestibular nerve. Also called acoustic nerve, auditory nerve.
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vestibulocochlear nerve

(vɛˌstɪbjʊːlə ˈkɒklɪə)
(Anatomy) either one of the eight pairs of cranial nerves that supply the cochlea and semicircular canals of the internal ear and contribute to the sense of hearing. Formerly called: acoustic nerve
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Noun1.vestibulocochlear 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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"Our results clearly show that functional dizziness is manifested exactly like severe physical disorders, for example after a complete functional loss of the vestibular nerves. This reflects how severely impaired these people are," said Nadine Lehnen.
Vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (VEMPs) help evaluate the function of the utricule and saccule as well as the superior and inferior vestibular nerves. VEMPs are the reflexes rising as a response obtained through the sternocleidomastoid and orbital muscles due to high intense acoustic stimuli.
Normally cochlear and vestibular nerves originate at the brainstem together forming the CVN.
High-resolution, sagittal MR T2-weighted images through the left IAC and right IAC (Figure 2) revealed normal facial nerves, cochlear nerves, superior vestibular nerves and inferior vestibular nerves bilaterally.
VS of the intracanalicular type might simultaneously compress the SVN and IVN via a scissor-like hold between the tumor and the IAC wall, resulting in a disturbance of both the vestibular nerves.[sup][17]
They connect via the vestibular nerves to vestibular nuclei in the brainstem, attached to the front of the spinal cord.
Some neurotransmitters involved in the pathogenesis of migraine (e.g., calcitonin gene-related peptide, serotonin, noradrenaline, and dopamine) control the activities of the central and peripheral vestibular nerves, which may be involved in the pathogenesis of VM [2, 3, 22, 64].
Doctors participated in practical training sessions, specifically on the PAL X method, the first home balance training method, which is available in 12 languages and developed by vestibular nerves experts and which has proven effectiveness in balance disorder treatment.
Epidermoid cysts do not enhance on magnetic resonance imaging.18Acoustic neuromas are benign slow growing tumours that originate from schwann cells lining the vestibular nerves most commonly the superior vestibular nerve19 constituting the most common tumour of the cerebellopontine angle and the posterior fossa in adults but one in five cerebellopontine angle tumours are not acoustic neuroma.

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