Definition of Eighth cranial 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 Eighth cranial nerve

1. The vestibulocochlear nerve 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. Synonym: cranial nerve VIII. (27 Sep 1997)

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Literary usage of Eighth cranial nerve

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1. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1901)
"(CFH) The auditory, or eighth, cranial nerve has two divisions corresponding roughly, though not exactly, to the different sensory functions served by the ..."

2. Nervous and Mental Diseases by Archibald Church, Frederick Peterson (1919)
"... has been found associated with corresponding bilateral hemianopsia resulting from the same lesion. CHAPTER \TII. DISEASES OF THE eighth cranial nerve. ..."

3. The British and Foreign Medical Review: Or Quarterly Journal of Practical (1844)
"... of the eighth cranial nerve of Willis. This arises from the " accessory" portion of the lateral fasciculus, which is continued to the restiform body. ..."

4. A Text-book of Histology by Frederick Randolph Bailey (1906)
"Transverse Section of the Medulla through the Upper Part of the Olivary ' and Exit of the eighth cranial nerve. ..."

5. Medical Diagnosis by Arthur Latham (1915)
"The eighth cranial nerve. The eighth nerve is made up of two distinct sets of fibres, one of which, the vestibular nerve, originates in the vestibular ..."

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