Cranial nerve that has three branches - the ophthalmic (supplying the skin of the nose and upper jaw), the maxillary and the mandibular (supplying the lower jaw). [ https://www.worldcat.org/search?q=bn%3A0471209627 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trigeminal_nerve ]

Synonyms: nervus trigeminus [v] trigeminal v nerve trigeminal nerve tree nervus trigeminus trigeminal nerve [V] fifth cranial nerve trigeminal V

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Term information

database cross reference
Subsets

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

latin term
nervus trigeminus [v] [ FMA:TA FMA:50866 ]

abbreviation
5n [ BIRNLEX:869 NIFSTD:NeuroNames_abbrevSource ]

depicted by

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external definition

Nerve consists of motor and sensory components. Ganglion cells of the sensory component form the proximal part of the trigeminal (Gasserian) ganglion. From the ganglion 3 major rami innervate jaws, snout, and buccal roof.[AAO]

has related synonym

nerve V
nervus trigeminus
cranial nerve V
CN-V
trigeminus

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:0001645

taxon notes

the ophthalmic usually usually merges with the other two. In some vertebrates, the ophthalmic emerges from the brain separately[Kardong] The trigeminal nerve has 3 branches in mammals - similar branches are present in nonmammalian vertebrates, but in some a separate profundus nerve that corresponds to opthalmic branch in mammls