cranial nerve #5: Trigeminal nerve! it is the largest/thickest of the cranial nerves. It is both a sensory and a motor nerve. It provides sensory information to face (touch, pain and temperature) and muscles of mastication. For motor, it provides the chewing motion and the temporals (elevation of mandible).
Superior view of the brain revealing the visual pathway and superior sagittal sinus. Electrical nerve impulses travel from the eyes to the occipital lobe in the back of the brain via millions of nerves fibers that make up the visual pathway.
I got a question recently about how to remember the different branches of cranial nerve #5, the trigeminal nerve (shown at right). I thought I'd share my response here for any others interested. It's a beast of a nerve and no doubt gives most medical students headaches. I do, however, think memory palaces work really well for this type of thing. Let's get into it!
Outcomes of Surgical and Non-Surgical Treatment for Sixth Nerve Palsy Abbas Bagheri, MD, Babak Babsharif, MD, Mohammad Abrishami, MD, Hossein Salour, MD, and Maryam Aletaha, MD Paralytic strabismus poses a significant diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. Congenital and acquired sixth nerve palsy has been shown to be the most common type of cerebral nerve palsy in some studies,1 comprising up to 45 percent of referrals for cerebral nerve palsy.2 Due to its long intracranial path, its angle…