Cranial nerve that transmits sound and equilibrium (balance) information from the inner ear to the brain. [ ]

Synonyms: acoustic nerve (Crosby) vestibulocochlear VIII nerve nervus vestibulocochlearis [viii] eighth cranial nerve VIIIth cranial nerve CN-VIII cranial nerve VIII stato-acoustic nerve vestibulocochlear nerve [VIII] acoustic nerve VIII nerve cochlear-vestibular nerve vestibulocochlear nerve tree acoustic VIII nerve cochleovestibular nerve

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Term information

database cross reference

uberon_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

8n [ BIRNLEX:890 NIFSTD:NeuroNames_abbrevSource ]

latin term
nervus vestibulocochlearis [viii] [ FMA:TA FMA:50869 ]

latin term
nervus octavus [ NeuroNames:553 ]

latin term
nervus statoacusticus [ NeuroNames:553 ]

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external definition

Nerve primarily composed of special somatic afferent fibers innervating the inner ear, and is involved in balance, position, and hearing.[AAO]

has related synonym

nervus octavus

statoacoustic nerve

octaval nerve

nervus statoacusticus

nervus vestibulocochlearis

homology notes

We conclude this section by listing some of the many synapomorphies of craniates, including (...) (5) cranial nerves (...) (reference 1); Phylogenetically, the cranial nerves are thought to have evolved from dorsal and ventral nerves of a few anterior spinal nerves that became incorporated into the braincase. Dorsal and ventral nerves fuse in the trunk but not in the head, and they produce two series: dorsal cranial nerves (V, VII, IX, and X) and ventral cranial nerves (III, IV, VI, and XIII) (reference 2).[well established][VHOG]