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Cranial Nerves


cones more centrally located in the eye; more densely packed; fine detail, precision
rods on perimeter of eye; low light/night vision
spinal trigeminal nucleus pain & temp from face (V); sensation from pharynx, soft palate, tonsils, eustachian tubes, & post tongue (IX); sensation from ear (VII, IX, & X); pons to cervical spinal cord
mesencephalic nucleus proprioception from the TMJ & facial muscs (VII) (midbrain)
salivatory nucleus pre-ganglionic parasymp to submandibular ganglion (saliva) & to ptergopalantine ganglion (tears) (VII) & to otic ganglion (saliva) Medulla
Solitary nucleus taste (ant 2/3 of tongue from VII, post 1/3 from IX); baroreceptors & chemoreceptors from carotid & aortic bodies (IX); sensation from pharynx, larynx, & viscera (X); medulla
nucleus ambiguus LMN's to the stylopharyngeus musc (IX) & to muscs of pharynx & larynx (X)
dorsal motor nucleus of the vagus nerve/ vagal motor nucleus pre-ganglionic ps to thoracic & abd ganglia (heart, lungs, upper GI)
Created by: MeganFultz2



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