Definition of facial nerve in English:

facial nerve

noun

Anatomy
  • Each of the seventh pair of cranial nerves, supplying the facial muscles and the tongue.

    • ‘Loss of the facial nerve at the brainstem may not allow primary nerve repair and different techniques, such as hypoglossal-facial nerve anastomosis, are used.’
    • ‘Once the diagnosis of benign tumour of the facial nerve is made, a decision to either observe, decompress or resect the tumour must be made.’
    • ‘Surgery can occasionally cause partial facial paralysis because the facial nerve is very close to the hearing nerve.’
    • ‘The facial nerve, which supplies movement to the face, creates the most problems.’
    • ‘Bell's palsy is probably a complication of this virus infecting the facial nerve which supplies all of the muscles of the face except the chewing ones.’