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The Cranial Nerves
Nervous System and the Senses
"The cranial nerves provide us with sight, smell, taste, hearing, equilibrium and other important sensations. They also control the muscles of the face and neck. They originate in the brain."
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How many major nerves originate in the brain and are known as cranial nerves?
Which cranial nerve provides the human with the ability to smell a wide variety of odors?
Four of the five basic taste sensations that the human brain can identify include sweet, sour, umami and salt. What is the fifth basic taste sensation that the human can identify?
Which cranial nerve receives sound wave stimuli from the small bones of the inner ear and interpret this in the brain as hearing and also control human balance?
What is tic douloureux more commonly called in the English language?
What is the name of a condition that involves the facial nerve and causes weakness and drooping of the facial muscles?
What is the name of the area where the optic nerve and retinal blood vessels enter the back of the eye?
What is the disturbance in vision that occurs when distant rays of light pass through the lens and are focused in front of the retina?
Which serious anomaly of the optic nerve can occur in the newborn child of a mother addicted to alcohol or illegal drugs?
Optic nerve atrophy
Optic nerve hypoplasia
Optic nerve papilledema
Which is the longest cranial nerve?
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