Trigeminal nerve

What is Trigeminal nerve?

Trigeminal nerve meaning A pair of nerves with three divisions: the ophthalmic division carries sensory information from the scalp, membranes of the nose, and parts of the eye to the brain; the maxillary division carries sensory information from the roof of the mouth, upper lip, jaw and teeth to the brain; the mandibular division carries sensory information and controls the muscles of chewing and a muscle of the middle ear. Originates in the pons.

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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