"Facial Nerve" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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The 7th cranial nerve. The facial nerve has two parts, the larger motor root which may be called the facial nerve proper, and the smaller intermediate or sensory root. Together they provide efferent innervation to the muscles of facial expression and to the lacrimal and SALIVARY GLANDS, and convey afferent information for TASTE from the anterior two-thirds of the TONGUE and for TOUCH from the EXTERNAL EAR.
- Facial Nerve
- Facial Nerves
- Nerve, Facial
- Nervus Facialis
- Nervus Faciali
- Nerve VII
- Nerve VIIs
- Seventh Cranial Nerve
- Cranial Nerve, Seventh
- Nerve, Seventh Cranial
- Seventh Cranial Nerves
- Cranial Nerve VII
- Cranial Nerve VIIs
- Nervus Intermedius
- Nerve of Wrisberg
- Wrisberg Nerve
- Nervus Intermedius of Wrisberg
- Wrisberg Nervus Intermedius
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