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What is the name of CN I?

Olfactory nerve

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What is the function of the Olfactory nerve?

Provide a sense of smell

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Where does CN I originate?

Olfactory mucosa --> cribriform plate --> olfactory bulb

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What is anosmia?

Lack of smell

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What can cause anosmia?

Trauma, meningtitis

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What is the name of CN II?

Optic nerve

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Describe the pathway of CNII

Retina --> Optic tract --> Optic canal --> Primary visual cortex

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What is the name of CN III?

Occulomotor

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Where does CN III originate?

Oculomotor nucleus

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Describe the pathway of CN III?

Superior orbital fissure and splits into superior and inferior oculomotor nerve.

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What is the function of the optic nerve?

Sight

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What is the function of CN III?

Movement of 4/6 of the extraocular eye muscles and levator palpebrae superioris

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How will a CN III nerve palsy present?

Down and out pupil
Enlarged pupil (mydriasis)

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What is the name of CN IV?

Trochlear

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What is the function of the trochlear nerve?

Moves eye down and in

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Describe the pathway of CN IV

Trochlear nucleus --> cavernous sinus --> eye muscles

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How may an infection on CN IV present?

Difficulty walking down the stairs

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Why is CN IV susceptible to infections?

Longest and runs through cavernous sinus

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What is the name of CN V?

Trigeminal

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Where does the Trigeminal nerve originate?

Trigeminal sensory nucleus complex in the Pons

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Name the 3 branches of CN V

Opthalmic (V1)
Maxillary (V2)
Mandibular (V3)

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What is the function of the trigeminal nerve?

General sensation to the face and innervation of the muscles of mastication

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What is trigeminal neuralgia?

Overactive sensory portion of CN V causes burning pain

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What is the name of CN VI?

Abducens Nerve

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Where does the abducens nerve originate?

Abducens nuclei in the pons

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What is the function of the abducens nerve?

Lateral eye movements

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What is the name of CN VII?

Facial nerve

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Name the motor branches of the facial nerve

Temporal
Zygomatic
Buccal
Mandibular
Cervical

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What do the sensory fibres of the facial nerve innervate?

Taste receptors of anterior 2/3rds of the tongue

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What do the parasympathetic fibres of the facial nerve innervate?

Salivary and lacrimal glands