Definitions for facial nerve
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word facial nerve
facial, facial nerve, nervus facialis, seventh cranial nerve(noun)
cranial nerve that supplies facial muscles
The seventh (VII) of twelve paired cranial nerves.
The facial nerve is the seventh of twelve paired cranial nerves. It emerges from the brainstem between the pons and the medulla, and controls the muscles of facial expression, and functions in the conveyance of taste sensations from the anterior two-thirds of the tongue and oral cavity. It also supplies preganglionic parasympathetic fibers to several head and neck ganglia.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The 7th cranial nerve. The facial nerve has two parts, the larger motor root which may be called the facial nerve proper, and the smaller intermediate or sensory root. Together they provide efferent innervation to the muscles of facial expression and to the lacrimal and salivary glands, and convey afferent information for taste from the anterior two-thirds of the tongue and for touch from the external ear.
Translations for facial nerve
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for facial nerve »
Find a translation for the facial nerve definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these facial nerve definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"facial nerve." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 2 Jul 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/facial nerve>.