Flashcards in Cranial Nerve Actions Deck (11)
Sensory nerve responsible for smell
CN 1 / Olfactory
Sensory nerve responsible for sight
CN 2 / Optic
Motor nerve responsible for movement of the eyeball, constricts pupil & accommodates eye.
CN 3 / Oculomotor
Motor nerve responsible for movement of the eyeball.
CN 4 / Trochlear AND CN 6 / Abducens
Mixed nerve responsible for chewing and for carrying sensations from the front of the face.
CN 5 / Trigeminal
Mixed nerve that supplies muscles of facial expression (moves the face), carries taste sensations from the anterior 2/3 of the tongue & is involved in salivation and crying.
CN 7 / Facial
Sensory nerve that carries sensations of sound to the auditory cortex (hearing) and regulates balance.
CN 8 / Vestibulocochlear
Mixed nerve that carries taste sensation from the posterior 1/3 of the tongue and is involved in salivation and swallowing. Monitors carotid body and carotid sinus.
CN 9 / Glossopharyngeal
Mixed nerve that's main task is communication TO the parasympathetic and FROM thoracic-abdominal viscera. Involved in taste (at the back of throat), swallowing, talking, lifts palate.
CN 10 / Vagus
Motor nerve involved in turning the head and lifting of shoulder.
CN 11 / Accessory