facial nerve


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Related to facial nerve: Cranial nerves, glossopharyngeal nerve, trigeminal nerve, vagus nerve, vestibulocochlear nerve

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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Following a description of the area and methods for examination, topics include deafness, conditions of the pinna, injury of the tympanic membrane, vertigo, facial nerve paralysis, tumors of the larynx, and disease of the salivary glands.
A review of the medical literature suggests that residual effects of Bell's palsy may be eased by physical therapy to stimulate the facial nerve and maintain muscle tone.
Mr Craggs, 22, of St Anthony's Road, Walker, Newcastle, spent nine days in Newcastle General Hospital with injuries including a punctured lung and facial nerve damage.
Facial nerve (Cranial Nerve VII) paralysis can be a disfiguring disorder with profound physical and social impact upon the patient.
AN air rifle pellet which hit a seven-year-old girl in the face while she played at her village school narrowly missed her eye and an crucial facial nerve, her mother said yesterday.
During surgery, Emily's facial nerve was injured, causing the right side of her face to become paralyzed.
The bony facial nerve canal was left intact with intraoperative monitoring of the facial and lower cranial nerves.
Ignoring these rules increases the risks for neonatal intracranial bleeds or seizures, facial nerve and brachial plexus lesions, neonatal trauma, admissions to neonatal intensive care, and maternal trauma above that of a normal vaginal delivery or cesarean section.
Subjects: Eligible subjects were at least 16 years old with unilateral facial nerve weakness with no identifiable cause.
In case of serious brain injury, the facial nerve fibers can be affected as they course through the brain and brain stem.
A Bell's palsy is a paralysis of the facial nerve on one side of the face, leading to weakness.