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acoustic nerve

Definition of the noun acoustic nerve

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

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Google previewComprehensive Dictionary of Audiology (2003)

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 ...

Google previewAmerican Medical Association Concise Medical Encyclopedia (2006)

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 ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of the Brain and Brain Disorders (2009)

by Carol Turkington, Joseph Harris

acoustic nerve Also known as the auditory nerve, this is part of the ...

Google previewBlack's Veterinary Dictionary (2015)

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 ...

Google previewDictionary of Biomedical Science (2002)

by Peter J. Gosling

acoustic nerve tumour (medical/ histology) A FIBROUS TISSUE TUMOUR which forms on the ACOUSTIC ...

Google previewA 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 ...

Google previewMosby's Dental Dictionary - Elsevieron VitalSource (2013)

by Mosby

n the seventh cranial nerve; acoustic nerve; a sensory nerve consisting of a vestibular portion and an auditory, or cochlear portion. nerve, ...

Google previewLewis' Dictionary of Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health (1999)

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 ...

Google previewThe Dictionary for Human Factors/Ergonomics (1992)

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 ...

Google previewConcise Colour Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

cochlear nerve (acoustic nerve, auditory nerve) the nerve connecting the ...

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