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Cranial Nerve Terms

Anatomy Term

Cranial NervesReceptorsFunctions
Olfactory Nasal Mucosa Sense of Smell
Optic Retina, skin of head, teeth Vision
Oculomotor Ext. Eye muscle, not sup. ob. and lat. rectus Eye movement, pupil size, near vision, muscle sense
Trochlear Superior oblique Eye movement, muscle sense
Trigeminal Skin and Mucosa of head, teeth Head and face sensations chewing movements, muscle sense
Abducens Lateral rectus Abduction of eye, muscle sense
Facial Taste buds, front 2/3 of tongue Facial expression, taste saliva and tears secretion
Vestibular Semicircular canals, vestbule, utricle, saccule Balance or equilibrium sense
Cochlear Organ of Corti in chochlear duct Hearing
Glossopharyngeal Pharynx, back of tongue, carotid sinus and carotid body Sensations of tongue, swallowing movements, secretion of saliva, reflecx control of blood pressure and respiration
Vagus Pharynx, larynx, carotid body, thoracic and abdominal viscera Slow heart, increases peristalsis, contracts muscles for voice production
Accessory Trapezius, sternocleidomastoid Shoulder and head movements, muscle sense, movements of viscera, voice production
Hypoglossal Tongue muscles Tonge movements, muscle sense
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