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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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What is the difference between a cranial nerve and a spinal nerve?

What is the difference between a cranial nerve and a spinal nerve?

Cranial/Spinal nerve: Cranial nerves emerge from the brain. Spinal nerves are from the spinal cord.

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What is the function of cranial nerve 11?

Cranial nerve XI: Spinal Accessory nerve, supplies the Sternocleidomastoid & Trapezius muscles. Help rotate the head & elevate shoulders.

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Please help! What is third cranial nerve paresis?

Please help! What is third cranial nerve paresis?

Oculomotor nerve: The following can occur: a large unreactive pupil, lack of function of most of eye muscles which control movement of the eye, drooping of eyelid.

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What is the definition of third cranial nerve paresis?

3rd CN weakness: The third cranial nerve for the motor and learn sponsorable for my opening, extra ocular muscle control. Lesions of the third cranial nerve causes drooping or ptosis of the eyelid and because of weakness of the extraocular muscles that is detected clinically as double vision.

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How fast can I make my third cranial nerve disorder go away?

How fast can I make my third cranial nerve disorder go away?

Slowly: If you have a third nerve palsy (poor eye motion, pupillary disturbance, lid droop) then the cause should be analyzed by a neuro-ophthalmologist. The speed of recovery depends upon the cause (diabetes, trauma, tumors, vascular anomalies, infection) and many cannot recover.

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What is the definition or description of: Third cranial nerve disorder?

What is the definition or description of: Third cranial nerve disorder?

3rd nerve palsy: This affects eye movements - limiting movement down and in towards the nose. It also affects the pupil, meaning it doesn't constrict properly.

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with third cranial nerve disorder?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with third cranial nerve disorder?

Yes, Neurologists: Neurologists specialize in disorders of the brain and nerves, including the cranial nerves. A sudden problem with a cranial nerve should be evaluated urgently in the er. For a chronic problem, ask your primary care physician for a referral to a neurologist.

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If a person had face lacerations what cranial nerve would be damaged?

If a person had face lacerations what cranial nerve would be damaged?

Facial or Trigeminal: You can easily have injury to the facial or trigeminal nerve with facial lacerations. Other cranial nerves can also be involved, though these are the cutaneous nerves, and more easily damaged with superficial injuries.

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What is cranial nerve palsy and how can get rid of this?

What is cranial nerve palsy and how can get rid of this?

Paralysis: Many different causes of cranial nerve palsies, with perhaps most common, bell's with facial nerve weakness, but also, diabetics may experience double vision from oculomotor palsy. The cranial nerves subserve the face, mouth, throat, and neck. Treatment is too variable to discuss here, but mayo clinic site does get into more detail.

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What does brain with intact symmetric 7th and 8th cranial nerve bundle complexes means?

That means normal: That is a normal finding, in particular, for the 7th and 8th cranial nerves. They must have been looking at these because of dizziness, hearing symptoms, or facial weakness.