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Contents

  • Olfactory Nerve

    The olfactory nerve has only a special sensory component.

  • Optic Nerve

    The optic nerve has only a special sensory component.

  • Oculomotor Nerve

    The oculomotor nerve consists of two components with distinct functions.
  • Trochlear Nerve

    The trochlear nerve has only a somatic motor component.

  • Abducens Nerve

    Has only a somatic motor (general somatic efferent) component.

  • Facial Nerve

    The facial nerve has four components with distinct functions.

  • Glossopharyngeal

    The glossopharyngeal nerve consists of five components with distinct functions.

  • Vagus Nerve

    "Vagus" is from the Latin meaning wandering. This is a fitting name as the nerve wanders from the brainstem to the splenic flexure of the colon.
  • Accessory Nerve

    The accessory nerve has a cranial root and a spinal root, both of which consist of branchial motor fibers.

  • Hypoglossal Nerve

    Has only a somatic motor (general somatic efferent) component.