facial nerve

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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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5%) cases of TolosaHunt syndrome, 3 cases due to syrinx with Chiari malformation, Wernicke's encephalopathy (2 patients), Ramsay Hunt syndrome with VIII and VII nerve palsy (1 patient), osteopetrosis (1 patient), fibrous dysplasia (1 patient), congenital cranial nerve palsy due to Moebius syndrome (1 patient), acute myelitis involving cervicomedullary junction (2 patients).
The patients were analyzed according to age, sex, diagnostic tools used, histopathological type of the tumor, and VII nerve weakness.
Asking the patient to make facial movements revealed diminished tone of the left lower face, consistent with a central VII nerve abnormality.