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Instant Anatomy - Head and Neck - Nerves - Cranial - VII (Facial nerve)

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The Path of the Facial Nerve Through the Temporal Bone and the Muscles of Facial Expression and Innervation by Cranial Nerve VII (Facial Nerve)

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The facial nerve, or the seventh cranial nerve has both sensory and motor functions. For sensory, it is involved with taste on the anterior 2/3 portion of the tongue. For motor, is controls facial expressions, as well as tear, nasal, and palatine glands.

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