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Definition of the noun cranial nerve

What does cranial nerve mean as a name of something?


  1. any of the 12 paired nerves that originate in the brain stem

Phrases with cranial nerve

  1. fifth cranial nerve
  2. first cranial nerve
  3. ninth cranial nerve
  4. sixth cranial nerve
  5. tenth cranial nerve
  6. third cranial nerve
  7. eighth cranial nerve
  8. fourth cranial nerve
  9. second cranial nerve
  10. seventh cranial nerve
  11. twelfth cranial nerve
  12. eleventh cranial nerve

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Google previewA Dictionary of Dentistry (2010)

by Robert Ireland

sphenoid and palatine Temporal Between greater and lesser wings of the sphenoid Frontal Temporal Zygomatic Zygomatic Zygomatic Cranial nerve VII & VIII and labrynthine artery (internal auditory artery) Internal jugular vein, cranial nerve ...

Google previewDictionary of Medical Abbreviations (2016)

The World's most comprehensive list of English-language medical abbreviations and acronyms by Burt Vance

CNTN= culture-negative, toxin-negative CNTP= culture-negative, toxin-positive cNTS = caudal region of the nucleus tractus solitarius CNU= chloroethylnitrosourea CNU = community nursing unit CNV = fifth cranial nerve (= trigeminal nerve) ...

Google previewJablonski's Dictionary of Medical Acronyms & Abbreviations (2008)

by Stanley Jablonski

chloroacetophenone;clinical nursing;cochlear nucleus; condensation nucleus; congenitalnystagmus; cranial nerve; Crigler-Najjar [syndrome]; cyanogen; cyanosis neonatorum C-N circumference of the chest at thenipple C:N calorie: nitrogen ...

Google previewDictionary of Optometry and Visual Science (2014)

by Michel Millodot

Second cranial nerve. It forms a link in the visual pathway. It takes its origin at the retina and is made up of nearly 1.2 million fibres from the ganglion cells and some efferent fibres that end in the retina. The nerve runs backward from the eyeball ...

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions - E-Book (2013)

by Mosby

straight nasal: medial rectus and the third cranial nerve; (2) up nasal: inferior oblique and the third cranial nerve; (3) down nasal: superior oblique and the fourth ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Birds (1896)

by Alfred Newton

oculomotorius or 3rd cranial nerve, and the externus by the n. abducens, or 6 th cranial nerve.

Google previewPocket Optical Dictionary (1908)

Including Pronunciation and Definition of the Principal Words Used in Optometry and Ophthalmology, Together with a Complete Description of the Light Wave Theory, Anatomy of the Eye, Functions and Nerve Supply of the Different Parts... by James John Lewis

The levator palpebra superioris lifts the lids, and is fed by a branch of the third cranial nerve. The sphincter muscle which closes the pupil is supplied by the third nerve. Corrugator supercilii draws eyebrow down and inward, and is supplied ...

Google previewMosby's Dental Dictionary (2013)

by Elsevier, Mosby

nerve lesser petrosal, n the parasympathetic fibers from the ninth cranial nerve that exit the skull through the foramen ovale of the sphenoid bone. nerve, lingual, n a general sensory branch of the mandibular nerve having sublingual and ...

Google previewPocket Ophthalmic Dictionary, Including Pronunciation, Derivation and Definition of the Words Used in Optometry and Ophthalmology (1916)

Together with a Complete Description of the Light Wave Theory, Anatomy of the Eye, Functions, Blood and Nerve Supply of the Different Parts... by James John Lewis

cranial nerve. Sphincter Muscle, which closes the pupil, is supplied by the third nerve. Radiating Muscles of the iris, which dilate the pupil, are supplied by the sympathetic nerve. Horner's Muscle. See Tensor Tarsi. Palpebral Muscles are two ...

Google previewComprehensive Dictionary of Audiology (2003)

by Brad A. Stach

system nerve, abducens Cranial Nerve VI: cranial nerve that provides efferent innervation to the lateral rectus muscles involved in eye movement nerve, accessory Cranial Nerve XI: cranial and spinal nerve that provides efferent innervation ...

Google previewDorland's Dictionary of Medical Acronyms and Abbreviations (2015)

by Dorland

charge nurse; child nutrition; chloroacetophenone; clinical nursing; cochlear nucleus; condensation nucleus; congenital nystagmus; cranial nerve; Crigler- Najjar [syndrome]; cyanogen; cyanosis neonatorum C-N circumference of the chest at ...

Google previewDictionary of Medicine (2014)

by P.H. Collin

vagus nerve = tenth cranial nerve which controls swallowing and nerve fibres in the heart and chest; radial nerve = main motor nerve of the arm; sacral nerves = nerves which branch from the spinal cord in the sacrum and govern the legs, the ...

Google previewDictionary of Biological Psychology (2003)

by Philip Winn

The VESTIBULOCOCHLEAR NERVE (the eighth cranial nerve) enters the caudal pons. The nerve has a cochlear (see COCHLEA) branch, concerned with hearing , and a VESTIBULAR branch, concerned with equilibrium or balance.

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