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Cranial Nerve Nuclei Mnemonic
None!: The definition of deglutition is the act or process of swallowing.
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
Cranial/Spinal nerve: Cranial nerves emerge from the brain. Spinal nerves are from the spinal cord.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.
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.
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Had craniotomy for gpn and cranial nerve 9 was not sending signals during monitoring. Is that nerve considered dead and no longer active?
GOOD question: THE NEURO SURGEON WOULD BE AN EXCELLENT DOCTOR TO ASK THIS.