Seventh cranial nerve

seventh cranial 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.


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