Your Inner Fish

Trigimenal nerve Term Analysis

One of the more complicated nerves in the human head, along with the facial nerve. The trigimenal nerve serves all the structures that develop from the first arch of the human embryo, including the jaw and muscles in the ear.

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Chapter 5 Quotes

If you want to understand the wiring and plumbing in my building, you have to understand its history, how it was renovated for each new generation of scientists. My head has a long history also, and that history explains complicated nerves like the trigeminal and the facial.

Related Characters: Neil Shubin (speaker)
Page Number: 86
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What I've just given you is one of the big tricks for understanding the most complicated cranial nerves and large portions of the head. When you think trigeminal nerve, think first arch. Facial nerve, second arch.

Related Characters: Neil Shubin (speaker)
Page Number: 87
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Chapter 5: Getting Ahead
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...functions that take them in “random” paths throughout the head with many different branches. The trigeminal nerve and facial nerve are especially difficult to pin down. (full context)
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The trigeminal nerve has to do with controlling the muscles that humans chew with and small muscles in... (full context)
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Looking at the arches provides a neat trick to understanding the cranial nerves. The trigeminal nerve serves all the body systems formed by the first arch. The facial nerve follows the... (full context)