Right View of the human brain from below, showing origins of cranial nerves. Left Juxtaposed skull base with foramina in which many nerves exit the skull.
A list of the 12 cranial nerves, the type of nerve, what number the nerve is, and the function of the nerve
There are many cranial nerve mnemonics that can be memorable and rude/lewd. Either way, they can be helpful for remembering the names of the twelve cranial nerves, as well as remembering which nerves are sensory, motor, or both.
Nervous: Cranial Nerves Exam. Setup; I: Olfactory; II: Optic; III-IV-VI: extraoculars; V: Trigeminal; VII: Facial; VIII: Vestibulocochlear; IX-X: Glossopharyngeal, Vagus
The 12 Cranial Nerves Nerve # Name Function 1st Olfactory Relays smell 2nd Optic Transmits visual information 3rd Oculomotor External muscles of the eye
Human nervous system – Cranial nerves: Cranial nerves can be thought of as modified spinal nerves, since the general functional fibre types found in spinal nerves are also found in cranial nerves but are supplemented by special afferent or efferent fibres.
Learn those pesky cranial nerves by practising on the web’s most interactive cranial nerve learning tool.
A delightful summary of the cranial nerves, explaining the key functions and relevant pathology of each.
Accessory Nerve . The accessory nerve has a cranial root and a spinal root, both of which consist of branchial motor fibers. Read More
A step by step approach to cranial nerve examination in an OSCE setting, with an included video demonstration.