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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Anyone who loves taking a selfie owes that smiling face to a fully functional trigeminal nerve. Cranial nerve V or simply the facial nerve supplies the sensation and motor power for facial muscles.
This process starts with the trigeminal nerve which is the largest cranial nerve responsible for motor functions and sensations felt in the face.
This condition affects the trigeminal nerve, which carries sensation from your face to your brain.
The trigeminal nerve projects directly or indirectly to specific areas of the brain, which are involved in attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other disorders.
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The secondary aim was to identify any correlation between recurrence of pain and number of divisions of trigeminal nerve having neuralgia and also the recurrence of pain and age of the patient.
Currently approved in Canada and Europe for adults with medication-resistant depression and seizures, trigeminal nerve stimulation (TNS) has been found to be an effective and safe means of treatment for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), reports a study published in the April 2019 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP).
Trigeminal neuralgia (Tic douloureax), is a chronic pain affecting the Trigeminal nerve. Burchiel KJ defined trigeminal neuropathic pain as constant unilateral facial pain that varies in intensity, is triggerable, and not curable (8).
In current opinion, the trigeminal neuralgia is caused by a proximal compression of the trigeminal nerve root by a tortuous blood vessel (an artery or vein), close to the brainstem resulting in twisted nerve fibers mechanically and lead to ultimate demyelination which is probably mediated by microvascular ischemic damages6.
Erythema and vesicles were observed on the right frontal area and scalp limited with dermatome of the trigeminal nerve ophthalmic branch (V1) (Figure A).
Spider webbing across your face is the trigeminal nerve, which picks up the heat sensation in peppers and delivers feelings of pain and temperature along the jawline, cheeks and mucous membranes.