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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5) The seventh and eighth cranial nerves appear darker and thicker than normal.
An acoustic neuroma grows on the eighth cranial nerve which is responsible for transmitting balance and hearing information to the brain from the inner ear.
The seventh and eighth cranial nerves (facial and vestibulocochlear) consistently course towards the internal auditory canal within the cerebellopontine angle (Haines, 2006).
Choristomas of the seventh and eighth cranial nerves.