Definition of Auditory nerve

1. Noun. A composite sensory nerve supplying the hair cells of the vestibular organ and the hair cells of the cochlea.




Medical Definition of Auditory nerve

1. Cranial nerve VIII is responsible for the sense of hearing and balance (body position sense). Lesions of the eighth nerve can result in deafness, tinnitus, dizziness, vertigo and vomiting. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Auditory Nerve

auditory center
auditory communication
auditory cortex
auditory evoked potentials
auditory fatigue
auditory field
auditory ganglion
auditory hairs
auditory hallucination
auditory hyperesthesia
auditory image
auditory lemniscus
auditory localization
auditory meatus
auditory modality
auditory nerve (current term)
auditory nucleus
auditory oculogyric reflex
auditory organ
auditory ossicle
auditory ossicles
auditory pathway
auditory perception
auditory perceptual disorders
auditory pits
auditory placodes
auditory process
auditory receptor cells
auditory reflex
auditory sensation

Literary usage of Auditory nerve

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1. Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1897)
"The nuclei of the auditory nerve are also prolonged upward into the pons. Nuclei of the auditory nerve. ..."

2. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"(j) auditory nerve (Acusticus*) Primary diseases of the auditory nerve are infrequent; rarely do we meet idiopathic neuritis of the nerve. Causes. ..."

3. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler, Thomas McCrae (1912)
"The nerve may be divided near the stylomastoid foramen and an anastomosis made between it and the spinal accessory. auditory nerve The eighth, ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Certain conditions are necessary for excitation of the auditory nerve sufficient to produce a sensation. ..."

5. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1900)
"As we saw in studying the cranial nerves the auditory nerve (§ 618), though usually ... THE MEMBRANOUS LABYRINTH AND THE ENDINGS OF THE auditory nerve. ..."

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