facial nerve

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Related to Facial nerve injuries: Bells palsy, Abducens nerve injury

facial nerve

n.
Either of the seventh pair of cranial nerves that control facial muscles and relay sensation from the taste buds of the front part of the tongue.

facial nerve

n
(Physiology) the seventh cranial nerve, supplying the muscles controlling facial expression, glands of the palate and nose, and the taste buds in the anterior two-thirds of the tongue

fa′cial nerve`


n.
either one of the seventh pair of cranial nerves, in mammals supplying facial muscles, the taste buds at the front of the tongue, the tear glands, and the salivary glands.
[1810–20]
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Noun1.facial nerve - cranial nerve that supplies facial musclesfacial nerve - cranial nerve that supplies facial muscles
cranial nerve - any of the 12 paired nerves that originate in the brain stem
face, human face - the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear; "he washed his face"; "I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news"
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These findings have exciting clinical implications for facial nerve injuries because they suggest that, if a surgeon identifies a facial nerve injury during a surgical procedure, a single brief session of ES administered to the nerve prior to wound closure may increase muscle reinnervation and therefore decrease the patient's recovery time.
Hypoglossal-facial nerve anastomosis: A review of forty cases caused by facial nerve injuries in the posterior fossa.
There were no cholesteatomas or facial nerve injuries in the early group.