Cranial Nerves: Anatomy and Clinical Comments by Linda Wilson-Pauwels, Elizabeth J. Akesson

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Featuring third-dimensional, colour-coded illustrations, this vintage paintings describes how the 12 significant nerve structures attach the mind to the physique platforms they keep an eye on. The drawings convey the path and place of every nerve, in addition to its sensible modalities: this permits scholars to profit not just the site of every nerve process, yet how the structures act in live performance to accomplish particular capabilities. this article serves as a instructing software for all health and wellbeing technology scholars who research neuro- and gross anatomy, together with scholars in drugs, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing and actual remedy.

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V­1).  As it leaves the cranial cavity each nerve branches extensively. Page 51 Figure V­1 Overview of the Trigeminal Nerve Page 52 TABLE V­2 Branches of the Trigeminal Nerve Division Sensory Motor Ophthalmic (V1) Lacrimal Frontal Supratrochlear Supraorbital Nerve to frontal sinus Nasociliary Long and short ciliary Infratrochlear Ethmoidal Anterior Internal nasal External nasal Posterior Meningeal branch (to the tentorium cerebelli) Maxillary (V2) Zygomatic Zygomaticotemporal Zygomaticofacial Infraorbital External nasal branch Superior labial Superior alveolar nerves Posterior Middle Anterior Pterygopalatine Orbital branches Greater and lesser palatine nerves Posterior superior nasal branches Pharyngeal Meningeal branch (to middle and anterior cranial fossae) Mandibular (V3) Buccal Medial pterygoid Auriculotemporal Nerve to tensor veli palatini * Facial Nerve to tensor tympani Anterior auricular Masseteric External acoustic meatus Deep temporal Articular nerve Lateral pterygoid (to temporomandibular joint) Nerve to mylohyoid Superficial temporal Nerve to anterior belly of digastric Lingual Inferior alveolar Dental Incisive Mental Meningeal branch * (to middle and anterior cranial fossae) Not to be confused with facial (seventh) cranial nerve.

Damage to the fovea, which results in loss of central vision, results in a greater visual handicap than does damage elsewhere in the retina.  The patient will complain of blindness in that eye.  II­13).  II­14).  II­15) (homonymous superior quadrantanopsia).  II­16).  II­9).  The pathways that provide for input to the oculomotor, trochlear, and abducens nuclei are discussed in Functional Combinations.  The nerve also innervates the levator palpebrae superioris that elevates the upper eyelid.  It is likely that these also occur in humans.

Since elevating the eye without elevating the eyelid would leave the pupil covered, levator palpebrae superioris and superior rectus muscles also act together.  Here they leave the nerve to the inferior oblique muscle and terminate in the ciliary ganglion near the apex of the cone of extraocular muscles.  III­9 A and B). The visceral motor fibers control the tone of their target muscles, the constrictor pupillae and the ciliary muscles; they therefore control the size of the pupil and the shape of the lens.

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