fifth cranial nerve

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Synonyms for fifth cranial nerve

the main sensory nerve of the face and motor nerve for the muscles of mastication

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Herpes zoster ophthalmicus is defined as HZ involvement of the ophthalmic division of the fifth cranial nerve.
Trigeminal neuralgia, often described as one of the most painful conditions with which to live, is primarily caused by the compression of the fifth cranial nerve (trigeminal nerve), which results in exacerbation and remission of severe facial pain.
It is a chronic pain disorder that affects the fifth cranial nerve, usually in the fifth to seventh decade of life.
This is characterized by sudden, very brief, relatively focal episodes of paroxysmal head pain, almost always in a distribution characteristic of the VI, the ophthalmic branch of the fifth cranial nerve.