trigeminal nerve


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trigeminal nerve

n.
Either of the fifth pair of cranial nerves, being the chief sensory nerve of the face and the motor nerve of the muscles of chewing and having sensory and motor functions in the teeth, mouth, and nasal cavity. Also called trigeminus.

trigeminal nerve

n
(Anatomy) anatomy either one of the fifth pair of cranial nerves, which supply the muscles of the mandible and maxilla. Their ophthalmic branches supply the area around the orbit of the eye, the nasal cavity, and the forehead

trigem′inal nerve′


n.
either of the fifth pair of vertebrate cranial nerves that innervate the jaw muscles and head region.
[1825–35]
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Noun1.trigeminal nerve - the main sensory nerve of the face and motor nerve for the muscles of masticationtrigeminal nerve - the main sensory nerve of the face and motor nerve for the muscles of mastication
cranial nerve - any of the 12 paired nerves that originate in the brain stem
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4,5) Moreover, fewer than 40 cases of extracranial schwannoma arising from the distal branches of the trigeminal nerve have been reported.
4) Sinonasal schwannomas arise from the branches of the trigeminal nerve and autonomic nervous system, and most commonly involve the ethmoid and maxillary sinuses, followed by the nasal cavity, sphenoid and frontal sinuses.
One of those nerves is the trigeminal nerve, which brings feelings to the face, nose and mouth.
In addition, the patient had hypoesthesia of the left trigeminal nerve and a severe to profound mixed hearing loss on the left.

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