By Stanley Monkhouse
Cranial nerves are concerned with head and neck functionality, and strategies comparable to consuming, speech and facial features. This clinically orientated survey of cranial nerve anatomy and serve as, for college students of drugs, dentistry and speech remedy, may also be worthwhile for postgraduate physicians and GPs, and experts in head and neck healthcare. After an introductory part surveying cranial nerve association and tough fundamentals resembling ganglia, nuclei and mind stem pathways, the nerves are thought of in useful teams. In every one bankruptcy, the most anatomical positive aspects of every nerve are by means of scientific points and information of medical checking out. easy line diagrams accompany the textual content.
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Cell bodies are the ventral horn cells of the spinal cord grey matter. These muscles are under voluntary control. g. bronchial tree), in glands, hair follicles and the heart. Except for cardiac muscle, it is smooth or non-striated. It is involuntary. Thus, in the trunk and limbs voluntary may be loosely equated with striated and somatic, and involuntary with smooth and visceral. 3 Additional component in cranial nerves: for branchial arches In the head and neck there is an additional group of muscles which are striated and are under voluntary control, but are classed 18 Organization of the cranial nerves as visceral because they develop in association with the cranial end of the gut tube.
It is also involved in phonation and speech which are related to swallowing in that many of the muscles and nerves are the same. These processes are aided by the glossopharyngeal nerve which, with the vagus, carries sensory information to the brain and participates in the perception of taste and the control of salivary secretions. The accessory nerve (XI) is an accessory to the vagus and so it too should be included in this group. After this, the loose ends of taste sensation and autonomic function may conveniently be tied up.
This is exactly how it is. All you have to do is remember that because we are upright bipeds, the relative positions of the head and trunk have changed as compared with the quadruped. Think about it. 4) in neurons with cell bodies in the trigeminal ganglion (except for proprioceptive neurons), and it is relayed to various centres within the brain. Examples of these central connections can be illustrated by what happens when we wash our face in the morning. Connections from the trigeminal nuclei include those to: 1 the sensory cortex and other cortical centres for perception: we know what we are doing; 48 Trigeminal, facial and hypoglossal nerves 2 the limbic system: a habit like this pleases us because our mothers conditioned us to do it when we were children (quite wrongly as it happens since soap is bad for the skin); 3 the reticular formation: it wakes us up; 4 the hypothalamus: vasoconstriction or vasodilatation, according to the temperature of the water.
Cranial Nerves Functional Anatomy by Stanley Monkhouse