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).

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.

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!

How to Learn the Branches of the Trigeminal Nerve with a Memory Palace

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!

Cranial Nerves (5 of 12): Trigeminal Nerve -- Head and Neck Anatomy 101

Cranial Nerves (5 of 12): Trigeminal Nerve -- Head and Neck Anatomy 101

Cranial Nerves  I. Olfactory  II. Optic  III. Oculomotor  IV. Trochlear  V. Trigeminal  VI. Abducens  VII. Facial  VIII. Vestibulocochlear  IX. Glossopharyngeal  X. Vagus  XI. Accessory  XII. Hypoglossal

Cranial Nerves I. Olfactory II. Optic III. Oculomotor IV. Trochlear V. Trigeminal VI. Abducens VII. Facial VIII. Vestibulocochlear IX. Glossopharyngeal X. Vagus XI. Accessory XII. Hypoglossal

This youtube video takes an extremely complex anatomical/neuromuscular dysfunction and makes it easy to understand.

This youtube video takes an extremely complex anatomical/neuromuscular dysfunction and makes it easy to understand.

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…

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…

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