cranial nerve VII -->
facial nerve
medical dictionary

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<anatomy> The facial nerve enervates the muscles of the face (facial expression).

Lesion of the facial nerve cause a drooping to one side of the face, inability to wrinkle the forehead, inability to whistle, inability to close the eye and deviation of the mouth to the unaffected side.

Synonyms: cranial nerve VII.

(27 Sep 1997)