Medical Definition of Cranial nerve V

1. The trigeminal nerve is responsible for sensory enervation of the face and motor enervation to muscles of mastication (chewing). There are three divisions of the fifth cranial nerve, ophthalmic, maxillary and mandibular. Lesions of the sensory root to the trigeminal nerve can result in pain or loss of sensation in the face. Lesion of the motor root result in deviation of the jaw toward the paralysed side and difficulty chewing. Synonym: cranial nerve V. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cranial Nerve V

cranial dystonia
cranial epidural space
cranial flexure
cranial fontanels
cranial index
cranial irradiation
cranial mononeuropathy III
cranial mononeuropathy vi
cranial mononeuropathy vii
cranial nerve
cranial nerve I
cranial nerve II
cranial nerve III
cranial nerve IV
cranial nerve IX
cranial nerve V (current term)
cranial nerve VI
cranial nerve VII
cranial nerve VIII
cranial nerve X
cranial nerve XI
cranial nerve XII
cranial nerve neoplasms
cranial nerves
cranial neuropore
cranial orbit
cranial orbits
cranial root of accessory nerve
cranial roots
cranial sinuses

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