Cranial nerve that branches into the supraorbital (supplying the skin of the eye region and the lateral line organs here), the palatine (to the roof of the buccal cavity), and the hyomandibular (dividing into the jugular and mental branches). [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facial_nerve https://www.worldcat.org/search?q=bn%3A0471209627 ]

Synonyms: facial nerve tree nervus facialis face nerve nervus facialis [vii] seventh cranial nerve facial VII facial VII nerve branchiomeric cranial nerve facial nerve [VII] nerve of face

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Term information

database cross reference
Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

latin term
nervus facialis [vii] [ FMA:TA FMA:50868 ]

abbreviation
7n [ NIFSTD:NeuroNames_abbrevSource BIRNLEX:827 ]

depicted by

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1f/Cranial_nerve_VII.svg

external definition

Slender nerve composed of branchiomotor and visceral efferent fibers innervating the mouth and various muscles within the jaw. Sensory components innervate the bucccal roof and somatomotor components innervate the depressor musculature and muscle interhyoideus.[AAO]

has related synonym

facial nerve/root
facial nerve or its root
CN-VII
nervus facialis
cranial nerve VII
nerve VII

homology notes

We conclude this section by listing some of the many synapomorphies of craniates, including (...) (5) cranial nerves (...) (reference 1); Phylogenetically, the cranial nerves are thought to have evolved from dorsal and ventral nerves of a few anterior spinal nerves that became incorporated into the braincase. Dorsal and ventral nerves fuse in the trunk but not in the head, and they produce two series: dorsal cranial nerves (V, VII, IX, and X) and ventral cranial nerves (III, IV, VI, and XIII) (reference 2).[well established][VHOG]

id

UBERON:0001647