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Peripheral Nerves

Cranial Nerve

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NERVE PAIR

FUNCTION

I

Olfactory

Sensory (Smell)

II

Optic

Sensory (Vision)

III

Oculomotor

Motor (eyeball moving muscles)

IV

Trochlear

Motor (eyeball muscle)

V

Trigeminal

Sensory (face) and motor (chewing)

VI

Abducens

motor (eyeball)

VII

Facial

motor (face)

VIII

Vestibulocochlear

sensory (hearing & balance)

IX

Glossopharyngeal

sensory (taste) and motor (swallowing)

X

Vagus

sensory (taste) & motor (many)

XI

Accessory

motor (accessory to Vagus)

XII

Hypoglossal

motor (tongue)

Spinal Nerves

C1 to C8

A). Cervical Plexus

Cervical and Brachial Plexus

 

B). Brachial Plexus

i). Axillary Nerve

ii). Musculocutaneous Nerve

iii). Median Nerve

iv). Ulnar Nerve

v). Radial Nerve

mnemonic:    

My Aunt Raced My Uncle

Musculocutaneous n., Axillary n., Radial n., Median n., Ulnar n.

T1 to T 12

Thoracic Nerves

i). Intercostal Nerves

Thoracic Nerves

L1 to L5

Lumbar Nerves

Lumbar Plexus

i). Femoral Nerve

ii). Obturator Nerve

iii). Saphenous nerve

Lumbar Plexus and nerves

S1 to S5

Sacral Nerves

Sacral Plexus

i). Sciatic Nerve

ii). Tibial Nerve

iii). Common Fibula Nerve (peroneal)

Sacral Plexus and Nerves

C0

i). Coccygeal Nerve