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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.

 

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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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