facial nerve

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Synonyms for facial nerve

cranial nerve that supplies facial muscles

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Further, Zika virus RT-PCR results were only available for cranial nerve VII, 3 sections of sciatic nerve, spinal cord, and cauda equina.
Bell's palsy is a form of facial paralysis resulting from a dysfunction of the cranial nerve VII (the facial nerve) causing an inability to control facial muscles on the affected side.
Eight-and-a-half syndrome: one-and-a-half syndrome plus cranial nerve VII palsy.
The parasympathetic division of cranial nerve VII supplies fibers that contribute to the greater petrosal nerve (which supplies the lacrimal gland), the lesser petrosal nerve (which supplies the parotid gland), and the chorda tympani (which supplies the submandibular and sublingual glands).
Evaluation of facial muscle innervated by cranial nerve VII can be assessed easily and quite quickly; wrinkling of the forehead (frontalis), closing the eyes tightly (orbicularis oculi), closing the lips tightly (orbicularis oris), pulling back the corners of the mouth as in smiling (buccinator), and frowning (platysma) can be accomplished in under 10 seconds.