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Trochlear Nerve

Trochlear nerve is the 4th cranial nerve. It is a motor nerve and supplies only 1 muscle the superior oblique muscle of the eyeball. Unique Features It’s the only cranial nerve which comes on the dorsal aspect of the brain. It’s the most slender of all the

Auriculotemporal Nerve

The auriculotemporal nerve emerges as two roots, which near the middle meningeal artery travel posteriorly by rising upwards from the maxillary artery towards the foramen spinosum and it is the first branch of the posterior trunk of the mandibular nerve. Insertion The auriculotemporal nerve passes first among

Abducent or Abducens Nerve

Abducent or Abducens Nerve is the 6th cranial nerve. Abuducent nerve is a motor  nerve and supplies only 1 muscle, the lateral rectus of the eye-ball. It is named so because it abducts the eye. Abducent nerve is also known as fan’s nerve, because in ancient times

Posterior Auricular Nerve

Near the stylomastoid foramen, the posterior auricular nerve arises from the facial nerve and travels upward facing the mastoid process. Insertion The posterior auricular nerve arises close to the stylomastoid foramen from the facial nerve and in front of the mastoid process runs upwards. Here from the

Facial Nerve

Facial Nerve is a mixed (i.e. motor and sensory) nerve, but mainly it’s motor. Facial nerve is the 7th cranial nerve. It’s referred to as facial nerve as it supplies the muscles of facial expression. It’s the most regularly paralyzed of all the peripheral nerves of the

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