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Medical Term:

vestibular ganglion


a collection of bipolar sensory nerve cell bodies concerned with equilibration and forming a swelling on the vestibular part of the eighth cranial nerve in the fundus of the internal acoustic meatus; consists of a superior part and an inferior part connected by a narrow isthmus.

Synonym(s): ganglion vestibulareTA, Scarpa ganglion

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