Cranial nerve that transmits sound and equilibrium (balance) information from the inner ear to the brain. [ https://www.worldcat.org/search?q=bn%3A0471209627 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vestibulocochlear_nerve ]

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Term information

database cross reference
Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

latin term
nervus statoacusticus [ NeuroNames:553 ]

abbreviation
8n [ NIFSTD:NeuroNames_abbrevSource BIRNLEX:890 ]

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

latin term
nervus octavus [ NeuroNames:553 ]

definition

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

depicted by

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7d/Gray789.png

external definition

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

has exact synonym

acoustic nerve (Crosby)

vestibulocochlear VIII nerve

eighth cranial nerve

nervus vestibulocochlearis [viii]

VIIIth cranial nerve

cranial nerve VIII

CN-VIII

stato-acoustic nerve

vestibulocochlear nerve [VIII]

acoustic nerve

VIII nerve

cochlear-vestibular nerve

vestibulocochlear nerve tree

acoustic VIII nerve

cochleovestibular nerve

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]

id

UBERON:0001648