Facial nerve

Facial nerve

(Science: anatomy, nerve) The facial nerve enervates the muscles of the face (facial Expression).

lesion of the facial nerve cause a drooping to one side of the face, inability to wrinkle the forehead, inability to whistle, inability to close the eye and deviation of the mouth to the unaffected side.

Synonym: cranial nerve vii. Cranial Nerve that supplies facial muscles.A nerve that is involved in many functions in the facial area including facial Expression, salivary glands and taste buds.

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