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Definition of the noun acoustic nerve
What does acoustic nerve mean as a name of something?
- a composite sensory nerve supplying the hair cells of the vestibular organ and the hair cells of the cochlea
- lexical domain: Body Parts - nouns denoting body parts
- synonyms of acoustic nerve: auditory nerve / eighth cranial nerve / nervus vestibulocochlearis / vestibulocochlear nerve
- more generic term: cranial nerve = any of the 12 paired nerves that originate in the brain stem
- part of: auditory system = the sensory system for hearing
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by Brad A. Stach
sound; SYN: acoustic reflex acoustic nerve Cranial Nerve VIII; auditory nerve, consisting of a vestibular and cochlear branch acoustic neurilemoma; neurilemmoma cochleovestibular Schwannoma; benign encapsulated neoplasm composed ...
by Martin S. Lipsky, M.D.
Acoustic neuroma A benign tumor of the eighth cranial nerve (also known as the acoustic nerve, the auditory nerve, and the vestibulocochlear nerve; it is located in the head). The cause ol acoustic neuromas is believed to be a defect in a ...
by Carol Turkington, Joseph Harris
acoustic nerve Also known as the auditory nerve, this is part of the ...
The auditory nerve (acoustic nerve) is the 8th of the cranial nerves, and is concerned with the special sense of hearing. It arises from the base of the hindbrain just behind and at the side of the pons. It is distributed to the middle and internal ...
by Peter J. Gosling
acoustic nerve tumour (medical/ histology) A FIBROUS TISSUE TUMOUR which forms on the ACOUSTIC ...
A Dictionary of Psychology (2009)
by Andrew M. Colman
acoustic nerve n. Another name for the *vestibulocochlear nerve. acoustic reflex n. An involuntary contraction of the *tensor tympani and * stapedius muscles within the middle ears, occurring simultaneously in both ears in ...
n the seventh cranial nerve; acoustic nerve; a sensory nerve consisting of a vestibular portion and an auditory, or cochlear portion. nerve, ...
by Jeffrey Wayne Vincoli
as follows: acoustic nerve See auditory nerve. acoustic pressure See sound pressure. acoustic reflex The contraction of the tensor tympani and stapedius muscles attached to the conducting middle ear bones to increase acoustic impedance ...
by James H. Stramler, Jr.
acoustic energy per specified cross-sectional area / - dW dA acoustic nerve see auditory nerve acoustic pressure (p) see sound pressure acoustic reflex the contraction of the tensor tympani and stapedius muscles attached to the conducting ...
by Elizabeth Martin
cochlear nerve (acoustic nerve, auditory nerve) the nerve connecting the ...
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