first cranial nerve


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Related to first cranial nerve: second cranial nerve, optic nerve, olfactory nerve
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Noun1.first cranial nerve - a collective term for numerous olfactory filaments in the nasal mucosafirst cranial nerve - a collective term for numerous olfactory filaments in the nasal mucosa
cranial nerve - any of the 12 paired nerves that originate in the brain stem
sensory system - the body's system of sense organs
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The sense of smell-Alzheimer connection appears to be linked to the first cranial nerve, which is often the initial brain area affected in cognitive decline.
The sense of smell-AD connection appears to be linked to the first cranial nerve, which is often the initial brain area affected in cognitive decline.
It's the first cranial nerve coming from the brain, which conveys sensations as nerve impulses from the nose to the brain.