fifth cranial nerve


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Noun1.fifth cranial nerve - the main sensory nerve of the face and motor nerve for the muscles of masticationfifth cranial 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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Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN), often described as one of the most painful conditions to live with, is caused primarily by the compression of the fifth cranial nerve (trigeminal nerve).
1-4, 12) The contents of the PPS includes fat, vascular structures, small branches of the fifth cranial nerve, lymph nodes and ectopic rests of minor salivary gland tissue (1) (Figure 6A).
The nerve most affected by HZV is the fifth cranial nerve (particularly the ophthalmic nerve) (4).