"Vestibulocochlear Nerve" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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The 8th cranial nerve. The vestibulocochlear nerve has a cochlear part (COCHLEAR NERVE) which is concerned with hearing and a vestibular part (VESTIBULAR NERVE) which mediates the sense of balance and head position. The fibers of the cochlear nerve originate from neurons of the SPIRAL GANGLION and project to the cochlear nuclei (COCHLEAR NUCLEUS). The fibers of the vestibular nerve arise from neurons of Scarpa's ganglion and project to the VESTIBULAR NUCLEI.
- Vestibulocochlear Nerve
- Nerve, Vestibulocochlear
- Nerves, Vestibulocochlear
- Vestibulocochlear Nerves
- Eighth Cranial Nerve
- Cranial Nerve, Eighth
- Cranial Nerves, Eighth
- Eighth Cranial Nerves
- Nerve, Eighth Cranial
- Nerves, Eighth Cranial
- Cranial Nerve VIII
- Cranial Nerve VIIIs
- Nerve VIIIs, Cranial
- VIIIs, Cranial Nerve
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