cranial nerve seventh


cranial nerve seventh
nervus facialis.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Cranial nerve, seventh — The seventh cranial nerve is the facial nerve, a mixed nerve that has fibers both going out and coming in (both efferent and afferent fibers). It supplies the muscles of facial expression. Paralysis of the facial nerve causes a characteristic… …   Medical dictionary

  • cranial nerve — noun any of the 12 paired nerves that originate in the brain stem • Hypernyms: ↑nerve, ↑nervus • Hyponyms: ↑olfactory nerve, ↑nervii olfactorii, ↑first cranial nerve, ↑optic nerve, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Seventh cranial nerve — The seventh cranial nerve is the facial nerve, a mixed nerve that has fibers both going out and coming in (both efferent and afferent fibers). It supplies the muscles of facial expression. Paralysis of the facial nerve causes a characteristic… …   Medical dictionary

  • seventh cranial nerve — noun cranial nerve that supplies facial muscles • Syn: ↑facial, ↑facial nerve, ↑nervus facialis • Derivationally related forms: ↑facial (for: ↑facial) • Hypernyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cranial nerve VII — The cranial nerves emerge from or enter the skull (the cranium), as opposed to the spinal nerves which emerge from the vertebral column. There are twelve cranial nerves. The facial nerve is the seventh cranial nerve. The facial nerve supplies the …   Medical dictionary

  • Nerve, seventh cranial — The seventh cranial nerve is the facial nerve, a mixed nerve that has fibers both going out and coming in (both efferent and afferent fibers). It supplies the muscles of facial expression. Paralysis of the facial nerve causes a characteristic… …   Medical dictionary

  • Seventh cranial nerve paralysis — Known as Bell’s palsy, this is paralysis of the facial nerve, the nerve that supplies the facial muscles on one side of the face. The cause of Bell’s palsy is not known, but it is thought to be related to a virus (or to various viruses). Bell’s… …   Medical dictionary

  • Nerve, facial — The facial nerve is the seventh cranial nerve. It is a mixed nerve that has fibers both going out and coming in (both efferent and afferent fibers). It supplies the muscles of facial expression. Paralysis of the facial nerve causes a… …   Medical dictionary

  • seventh nerve — noun see seventh cranial nerve …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cranial neural crest — Latin crista neuralis cranialis Code TE E5.15.1.0.2.0.1 The cranial neural crest is a form of neural crest.[1] The cranial neural crest arises in the anterior and populates the face and the pharyngeal arches giving rise to bones, cartilage, n …   Wikipedia


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