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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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Facial Muscle Spasm (FMS) refers to the stiffness or clonus of muscles controlled by homolateral facial nerves, which is painless, intermittent, unspontaneous and irregular.
Sheikhan al-Hashmi, a consultant at the Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, Burn and Craniofacial surgery, at Khawla Hospital managed to repair damaged facial nerves after a two-and-a-half hour surgery and helped restore the child's smile.
During complex surgical procedures in and around the Internal Auditory Canal, it is critical that protection and care is given to the facial nerves, Cranial Nerves VII and VIII.
(6) The depth of invasion into the parotid gland can be delineated using computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging scans, which can also provide information on the degree of infiltration of the surrounding structures, such as the skin, facial nerves, external auditory canal and temporal bone.
Other suggested causes of recurrence of pleomorphic adenoma are the perforating pseudopodia of the tumor, capsule rupture by the surgical procedure, and the proximity of the tumor to facial nerves. (11) In our case, the pleomorphic adenoma was spread in such a fashion that it led to the distinct demarcation both superficial and deep lobes of the parotid gland with identification of facial nerve, thereby facilitating complete resection during surgery.
(3,14,19), CNTF application onto the proximal stump of lesioned facial nerves in newborn rats rescued virtually all of the axotomized motor neurons.
This happens due to the inflammation of facial nerves or when regions within the brain through which the facial nerve passes are affected.
In the vast majority of facial nerves (88%), the geniculate ganglion is the major component of facial nerve sensory input; in 4% of facial nerves, the number of cells in the geniculate and meatal ganglia are approximately equal, and in 8%, the meatal ganglion is larger than the geniculate ganglion.
Anastomosis between the two facial nerves. Laryngoscope 1975;85(8):1359-66.
We also hypothesize there is a constant ratio between the sizes of the cochlear and facial nerves in healthy individuals.
Cranial nerve involvement is usually limited to the vestibulocochlear and facial nerves, but trigeminal and abducens nerve palsies have also been reported.