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Trigeminal Nerve MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Trigeminal Nerve
Tree Number(s)
A08.800.800.120.760
Unique ID
D014276
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014276
Annotation
diseases = TRIGEMINAL NERVE DISEASES; neoplasms = TRIGEMINAL NERVE DISEASES + CRANIAL NERVE NEOPLASMS + histological type of neoplasm
Scope Note
The 5th and largest cranial nerve. The trigeminal nerve is a mixed motor and sensory nerve. The larger sensory part forms the ophthalmic, mandibular, and maxillary nerves which carry afferents sensitive to external or internal stimuli from the skin, muscles, and joints of the face and mouth and from the teeth. Most of these fibers originate from cells of the TRIGEMINAL GANGLION and project to the TRIGEMINAL NUCLEUS of the brain stem. The smaller motor part arises from the brain stem trigeminal motor nucleus and innervates the muscles of mastication.
Entry Term(s)
Cranial Nerve V
Fifth Cranial Nerve
Nerve V
Nervus Trigeminus
NLM Classification #
WL 330
See Also
Pontine Tegmentum
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Entry Combination
injuries:Trigeminal Nerve Injuries
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2019/04/29
Trigeminal Nerve Preferred
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