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Cranial Nerves 01

Topic: Anatomy

Created on Saturday, January 26 2008 by jdmiles

Last modified on Saturday, January 26 2008.

Which of the following nerves emerges as a branch off of CN VII at the geniculate ganglion?

 
        A) Posterior auricular nerve
 
        B) Greater petrosal nerve
 
        C) Zygomatic nerve
 
        D) Chorda tympani
 
        E) Lingual nerve
 

 


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A) posterior auricular nerve

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Posterior auricular nerve is a more distal branch of CN VII.  (See References)

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B) greater petrosal nerve

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Greater petrosal nerve branches off of the 7th cranial nerve at geniculate ganglion.  (See References)

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C) zygomatic nerve

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Zygomatic nerve is a branch of CN V.  (See References)

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D) chorda tympani

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Chorda tympani branches off of CN VII near the stapedius muscle.  (See References)

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E) lingual nerve

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Lingual nerve is a branch of CN V.  (See References)

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References:

1. Moore, K.L. (1992). Clinical Oriented Anatomy, 3rd Edition. Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore. (ISBN:068306133X)Advertising:
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Cranial Nerves 01
Question ID: 012608133
Question written by J. Douglas Miles, (C) 2006-2009, all rights reserved.
Created: 01/26/2008
Modified: 01/26/2008
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