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12CRANIAL NERVES

TermDefinition
Olfactory 1 sensory nerve that contributes in the sense of smell in human being. 1
Optic nerve 2 2 sensory nerve that transforms information about vision to the brain which supplies information to the retina in the form of ganglion cells.
Oculomoter nerve 3 3 motor nerve that supplies to different centers along midbrain.functions include superiorly uplifting eyelid, superiorly rotating eyeball, construction of pupil on the exposure to light and operating several eye muscles.
Trochlear 4 4 function of handling the eye muscles and turning the eye.
Trigeminal 5 5 largest cranial nerve sensory functions related to nose, eyes, tongue and teeth. It basically is further divided in three branches that are ophthalmic, maxillary and mandibular nerve
Abducent 6 6 motor nerve that supplies to the pons and perform function of turning eye laterally.
Facial 7 7 responsible for different types of facial expressions.
Vestibulocochlear 8 8 balance of head and sense of sound or hearing
Glossopharyngeal 9 9 The information sent is about temperature, pressure and other related facts.
Vagus 10 10 It works by constricting muscles of the above areas tasting ability of the human being
Spinal accessory nerve 11 11 supplies information about spinal cord, trapezius and other surrounding muscles provides muscle movement of the shoulders and surrounding neck.
Hypoglossal nerve 12 12 typical motor nerve that deals with the muscles of tongue.
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