The facial nerve, located in the 7th cranial nerve, contains nerve fibres responsible for facial expression and movement. Tear glands and taste buds for the front two-thirds of the tongue are both supplied by nerves that go via the facial nerve (lacrimal gland). Among its many off-duty muscles is the stapedius, which helps moderate our sensitivity to noise level.
How To Remember Facial Nerve: Branches After Stylomastoid Foramen ?
Facial Nerve: Branches After Stylomastoid Foramen
From superior to inferior:
- Temporal branch
- Zygomatic branch
- Buccal branch
- Mandibular branch
- Cervical branch (Posterior auricular nerve)
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