seventh cranial nerve


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Noun1.seventh cranial nerve - cranial nerve that supplies facial musclesseventh cranial 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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This medical condition is caused by excessive trauma to the seventh cranial nerve, also called the "facial nerve.
Audiovestibular system fifth and seventh cranial nerve involvement in leprosy.
1) However, other conditions may result in injury of the seventh cranial nerve, such as neoplastic conditions of the facial nerve, traumatic nerve injury, and temporal bone lesions.