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Cranial Nerve Anatomy 01

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Created on Friday, September 13 2013 by jdmiles

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Which cranial nerve emerges from the dorsal surface of the brain?

 
        A) CN XII
 
        B) CN V
 
        C) CN II
 
        D) Trochlear nerve
 
        E) CN I
 

 


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A) CN XII

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The fourth cranial nerve (CN IV), named the trochlear nerve, emerges from the dorsal midbrain. It is the only cranial nerve to emerge from the dorsal surface of the brain. All other cranial nerves emerge ventrally.  (See References)

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B) CN V

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The fourth cranial nerve (CN IV), named the trochlear nerve, emerges from the dorsal midbrain. It is the only cranial nerve to emerge from the dorsal surface of the brain. All other cranial nerves emerge ventrally.  (See References)

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C) CN II

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The fourth cranial nerve (CN IV), named the trochlear nerve, emerges from the dorsal midbrain. It is the only cranial nerve to emerge from the dorsal surface of the brain. All other cranial nerves emerge ventrally.  (See References)

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D) Trochlear nerve

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The fourth cranial nerve (CN IV), named the trochlear nerve, emerges from the dorsal midbrain. It is the only cranial nerve to emerge from the dorsal surface of the brain. All other cranial nerves emerge ventrally.  (See References)

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E) CN I

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The fourth cranial nerve (CN IV), named the trochlear nerve, emerges from the dorsal midbrain. It is the only cranial nerve to emerge from the dorsal surface of the brain. All other cranial nerves emerge ventrally.  (See References)

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References:

1. John Nolte; three-dimentional brain reconstructions by John Sundsten. The human brain: an introduction to its functional anatomy. Philadelphia, PA : Mosby/Elsevier, c2009. (ISBN:9780323041317)Advertising:
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Cranial Nerve Anatomy 01
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Created: 09/13/2013
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