Cranial Nerve V: Trigeminal nerve

by Craig Canby, PhD

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    The lecture Cranial Nerve V: Trigeminal nerve by Craig Canby, PhD is from the course 12 Cranial Nerves and Their Functions.

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    1. Branchial distribution is via ophthalmic division
    2. It has 3 subdivisions
    3. It innervates muscles of mastication
    4. Branchial efferent is one the functional components
    5. It is a mixed (sensory and motor) cranial nerve
    1. Pain sensation
    2. Protrusion of the tongue
    3. Gustatory sensation
    4. Depression of the tongue
    5. Retraction of the tongue
    1. Posterior belly of digastric muscle
    2. Masseter muscle
    3. Temporalis muscle
    4. Medial pterygoid muscle
    5. Lateral pterygoid muscle
    1. Compression of trigeminal nerve by superior cerebellar artery is a possible cause.
    2. Presents as continuous stabbing facial pain.
    3. Patients cannot precisely localize the pain.
    4. Maxillary and mandibular subdivisions of the trigeminal nerve are rarely involved.
    5. Occurs most commonly in ophthalmic subdivision of trigeminal nerve.

    Author of lecture Cranial Nerve V: Trigeminal nerve

     Craig Canby, PhD

    Craig Canby, PhD

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