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Cranial Nerves

Last updated on Sunday, September 14 2014 by jdmiles

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Cranial Nerves

 An introduction to the cranial nerves 

 

 

Terminology:
By the end of this section, make certain that you understand what each of these terms mean, and can apply them appropriately.  If applicable, make sure you can find each item on a whole brain, brain section, or image of a brain.

  • olfactory nerve
  • optic nerve
  • optic tract
  • oculomotor nerve
  • trochlear nerve
  • trigeminal nerve
  • abducens nerve
  • facial nerve
  • vestibulocochlear nerve
  • glossopharyngeal nerve
  • vagus nerve
  • accessory nerve
  • hypoglossal nerve

 

Section 1: Overview and Surface Anatomy

Section 2: Looking at the Brain from Different Angles

Section 3: Neuroanatomy Landmarks: Ventricles

Section 4: Neuroanatomy Landmarks: Diencephalon

Section 5: Neuroanatomy Landmarks: Basal Ganglia

Section 6: The Brainstem

Section 7: Vasculature of the Brain

Section 8: Cranial Nerves

 

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