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Trochlear (IV) Efferent/motor Superior oblique (rotates eye outward and downward). Trigeminal (V) Mixed Afferent: Sensory to front two-thirds of head, anterior two-thirds of tongue, proprioception of the jaw. Efferent: Muscles of mastication, tensor tympani of inner ear. Abducens (VI) Efferent/motor Lateral rectus (moves eye laterally). Facial (VII) Mixed Afferent: Sensory to external ear; taste—anterior two-thirds of tongue. Efferent: Muscles of facial expression, stapedius, preganglionic. Parasympathetic fibers of submandibula , sublingual, and lacrimal glands.

Function: Innervates all intrinsic and extrinsic muscles of tongue except palatoglossus. indd 32 3/27/15 4:49 PM NEUROANATOMY 33 CHAPTER 2 Outlet: Hypoglossal canal. Clinical: Tongue deviates toward the side of the lesion. 9 for skull-based cranial nerve syndromes. 11 for important foramina. BRAIN STEM General Concepts Contains the medulla, pons, and midbrain. Tectum = dorsal. Tegmentum = ventral. ■ Lies ventral to cerebellum and is continuous with spinal cord caudally. ■ Three major functions: 1.

Lumbar Sacral F I G U R E 2 . 1 1 . Levels of spinal cord. (Reproduced, with permission, from Waxman SG. Clinical Neuroanatomy, 25th ed. 12) Layers of nerves cells in the spinal cord gray matter. In motor neuron pools (IX), the neurons are somatotopically organized as follows: flexor muscles close to the central canal, extensor muscles located more peripherally. Medial neurons → proximal muscles; lateral neurons → distal muscles. 4. Cervical gray matter looks like “baby booties”; thoracic gray matter looks like a “Honda” symbol.

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