Cranial nerves - The trigeminal nerve has three branches...

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Cranial nerves Cranial Nerves and their foramen CN I – Olfactory CN I is an extension of the brain not a nerve. It lies atop the cribiform plate as the olfactory bulb and sends protrusions into the back of the nasal canal. CN II – Optic Like the Olfactory nerve the Optic nerve is also an extension of the brain. The Optic nerve enters the eye and forms the retina sending visual information back to the brain. CN III, IV and VI This triad of cranial nerves collectively move the eye around in its socket. CN V – Trigeminal
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Unformatted text preview: The trigeminal nerve has three branches that leave via different cranial fossa. The spread out across the surface of the face as such: CN VII Facial The facial nerve has five main branches that spread out across the face innervating the facial muscles CN VIII Vestibulocochlea The Vestibulocochlea nerve innervates the inner ear providing auditory information. CN IX Glossopharyngeal This nerve innervates the middle ear, the palatine tonsil, tongue and the pharynx....
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course BSC BSC1085 taught by Professor Sharonsimpson during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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