auditory nerve meaning

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  • Noun: auditory nerve
    1. A composite sensory nerve supplying the hair cells of the vestibular organ and the hair cells of the cochlea
      - acoustic nerve, vestibulocochlear nerve, nervus vestibulocochlearis, eighth cranial nerve

    Derived forms: auditory nerves

    Type of: cranial nerve

    Part of: auditory system

    Encyclopedia: Auditory nerve

  • [Medicine]
    The cochlear part of the 8th cranial nerve (VESTIBULOCOCHLEAR NERVE). The cochlear nerve fibers originate from neurons of the SPIRAL GANGLION and project peripherally to cochlear hair cells and centrally to the cochlear nuclei (COCHLEAR NUCLEUS) of the BRAIN STEM. They mediate the sense of hearing.n : either of the eighth pair of cranial nerves connecting the inner ear with the brain, transmitting impulses concerned with hearing and balance, and composed of the cochlear nerve and the vestibular nerve —called also acoustic nerve, auditory, eighth cranial nerve, vestibulocochlear nerve


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  1. we hear when the cochlea, in the inner ear, stimulates the auditory nerve
  2. microsurgical treatment of large acoustic neuromas and preservation of facial nerve and auditory nerve function
  3. cochlear implants bypass the damage by receiving and converting sound into signals sent along electrodes to cells adjacent to the auditory nerve
  4. The electrode is wrapped around the insect's auditory nerve.
  5. That stimulates auditory nerves to convey nerve impulses to the brain.

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