Definition of Nervus trigeminus

1. Noun. The main sensory nerve of the face and motor nerve for the muscles of mastication.

Medical Definition of Nervus trigeminus

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)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Nervus Trigeminus

nervus suboccipitalis
nervus supraclavicularis intermedius
nervus supraclavicularis lateralis
nervus supraclavicularis medialis
nervus supraorbitalis
nervus suprascapularis
nervus supratrochlearis
nervus suralis
nervus tensoris tympani
nervus tensoris veli palatini
nervus tentorii
nervus thoracicus longus
nervus thoracodorsalis
nervus tibialis
nervus transversus colli
nervus trigeminus (current term)
nervus trochlearis
nervus tympanicus
nervus ulnaris
nervus utricularis
nervus utriculoampullaris
nervus vagus
nervus vascularis
nervus vertebralis
nervus vestibularis
nervus vestibulocochlearis
nervus zygomaticus

Literary usage of Nervus trigeminus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Brain and Spinal Cord: A Manual for the Study of the Morphology and Fibre by Emil Villiger (1918)
"The peripheral neurone—nucleus, peripheral nerve, muscle. nervus trigeminus. Here a motor part and a sensory part are to be ..."

2. The Nervous System and Its Constituent Neurones: Designed for the Use of by Lewellys Franklin Barker (1901)
"portion of the nervus trigeminus, to the muscles of on. A certain number of axones from the cells of the otor nucleus of one side pass to the motor portion ..."

3. Baltimore Medical and Surgical Journal and Review edited by Eli Geddings (1833)
"... I found nothing on the inner side of the third branch of the nervus trigeminus, except a reddish and vascular cellular membrane; on removing which, ..."

4. Journal of Morphology by Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology (1903)
"One of the three "Stämme" is said to contain the sensory and motor elements of nervus Trigeminus I. ; the other two together containing the same elements of ..."

5. Biologisches Zentralblatt by Isidor Rosenthal, Georg Thieme (1887)
"Dies kommt nach A. auf dasselbe heraus, denn das letztere Verhalten ist ebenfalls wiederum nur ein scheinbares, der nervus trigeminus durchbohrt auch in ..."

6. Elements of Physiology by Joh. Müller (1843)
"Mixed nerves with double roots: the nervus trigeminus, ... nervus trigeminus.—The two roots of this nerve, namely, the portio major, which expands to form ..."

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