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Anat-Cranial Nerves

Cranial nerves foramina and action

Olfactory (I) Cribiform plate of Ethmoid Bone, sensory-olfactor(smell)
Optic (II) Optic Foramen of Sphenoid Bone, vision and sensory
Oculomotor (III) Superior orbital fissure of Sphenoid, vision, parasympathetic, mixed
Trochlear (IV) Superior Orbital fissure of Sphenoid, vision, motor
Trigeminal (V) Divided into 3 branches
Ophthalmic(V1) Superior Orbital Fissure of Sphenoid, supraorbital foramen of Frontal, vision, sensory
Maxillary (V2) Foramen Rotundum of Sphenoid, inferior orbital fissure of Sphenoid Maxilla Palatine and Zygmatic Bones, then Infraorbital foramen of Maxilla, sensory
Mandiblular (V3) Foramen Ovale of Sphenoid, Mandibular Foramn of Mandible, then Mental Framen of Mandible, mixed
Abducens (VI) Superior orbital fissure of Sphenoid, vision and motor
Facial (VII) Internal auditory meatus of the Temporal, then Stylomastoid foramen of Temporal, parasympathetic, mixed
Vestibulocochlear, statoacoustic, auditory, or acoustic (VIII) Vestubular Branch - Internal Auditory Meatus of Temporal, sensory; Cochlear Branch-Internal auditory meatus of Temporal, sensory
Glossopharyngeal (IX) Jugular foramen between Temporal and Occipital, parasympathetic, and mixed
Vagus (X) Jugular foramen between Temporal and Occipital, parasympathetic, and mixed.
Spinal Accessory (XI) Jugula foramen between Temporal and Occipital and foramen magnum of occipital, motor
Hypoglossal (XII) Hypoglossal canal of Occipital, motor
Created by: nsrouillard