The facial nerve, or the seventh cranial nerve has both sensory and motor functions. For sensory, it is involved with taste on the anterior 2/3 portion of the tongue. For motor, is controls facial expressions, as well as tear, nasal, and palatine glands.

The facial nerve, or the seventh cranial nerve has both sensory and motor functions. For sensory, it is involved with taste on the anterior 2/3 portion of the tongue. For motor, is controls facial expressions, as well as tear, nasal, and palatine glands.

Branches of facial nerve: Temporal, Zygomatic, Buccal, Mandibular, Cervical...  It branches out to innervate the muscles of the face and scalp, and also the salivary glands and lacrimal glands of the eye . Sensory information comes from the tongue.

Branches of facial nerve: Temporal, Zygomatic, Buccal, Mandibular, Cervical... It branches out to innervate the muscles of the face and scalp, and also the salivary glands and lacrimal glands of the eye . Sensory information comes from the tongue.

The Path of the Facial Nerve Through the Temporal Bone and the Muscles of Facial Expression and Innervation by Cranial Nerve VII (Facial Nerve)

The Path of the Facial Nerve Through the Temporal Bone and the Muscles of Facial Expression and Innervation by Cranial Nerve VII (Facial Nerve)

The 5 Branches of the Facial Nerve: Temporal, Zygomatic, Buccal, Mandibular, & Cervical. Remember: To Zanzibar By Motor Car (or) Two Zebras Bit My Cat.

The 5 Branches of the Facial Nerve: Temporal, Zygomatic, Buccal, Mandibular, & Cervical. Remember: To Zanzibar By Motor Car (or) Two Zebras Bit My Cat.

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