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Optic

Brings impulses from the eye to the brain

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Oculomotor

Sends motor impulses to some external and internal eye muscles

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Trochlear

Sends motor impulses to one external eye muscle of each eye

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Abducens

Stimulate the muscle that turns the eye from side to side

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Facial

Stimulate the muscles, salivary glands, lacrimal glands and the sensation of taste on the anterior 2/3 of the tongue

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Acoustic

Can be divided in two branches
Nerves are concerned with the sense of hearing and balance

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Glossopharyngeal

Stimulate the parotid glands, the sense of taste on the posterior 1/2 of the tongue and part of the pharynx

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Vagus

Stimulate part of the pharynx, larynx, vocal cords and parts of the thoracic and abdominal viscera

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Spinal accessory

Stimulate the shoulder muscles

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Hypoglossal

Stimulate the muscles concerned with movements of the tongue

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Olfactory

Carries impulses from the nose to the brain