eighth cranial nerve

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Synonyms for eighth cranial nerve

a composite sensory nerve supplying the hair cells of the vestibular organ and the hair cells of the cochlea

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This is a rare case of infranuclear facial weakness in association with the one and one-half syndrome and eighth cranial nerve involvement in an immunocompromised patient, the etiology being tuberculosis.
5) The seventh and eighth cranial nerves appear darker and thicker than normal.
Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) involves the cochlear hair cells of the inner ear, or the eighth cranial nerve that travels from the inner ear to the brain.
Its primary characteristic is bilateral tumors of the eighth cranial nerve, resulting in hearing loss beginning in the patient's teens or early 20s.
The dorsal surface of the cranium was removed to expose the left lateral surface of the medulla between the posterior ramus of the eighth cranial nerve ([VIII.