vestibular nerve

noun

Medical Definition of vestibular nerve

: a branch of the auditory nerve that consists of bipolar neurons with cell bodies collected in the vestibular ganglion, with peripheral processes passing to the semicircular canals, utricle, and saccule, and with central processes passing to the vestibular nuclei of the medulla oblongata

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“Vestibular nerve.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/vestibular%20nerve. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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