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Cranial Nerve Anatomy 03

Topic: Anatomy

Created on Saturday, September 14 2013 by jdmiles

Last modified on Saturday, September 14 2013.

Which of the following cranial nerves serves some sensory function, but does not serve a motor function?

 
        A) CN III
 
        B) CN XI
 
        C) CN VIII
 
        D) CN VI
 
        E) CN V
 

 


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A) CN III

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The oculomotor nerve (CN III) has a motor component, but does not serve a sensory function.  (See References)

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B) CN XI

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The spinal accessory nerve (CN XI) has a motor component, but does not serve a sensory function.  (See References)

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C) CN VIII

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The vestibulocochlear nerve (CN VIII) has a sensory component, but does not serve a motor function.  (See References)

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D) CN VI

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The abducens nerve (CN VI) has a motor component, but does not serve a sensory function.  (See References)

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E) CN V

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The trigeminal nerve (CN V) serves both motor and sensory functions.  (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 03
Question ID: 91413102
Question written by J. Douglas Miles, (C) 2006-2009, all rights reserved.
Created: 09/14/2013
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