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Sensory, Motor, or Both? Wild Card Questions CN Functions CN Innervations Clinical Applications
100
What is motor?
The trochlear nerve (CN IV) is dedicated to this type of information.
100
What are names and Roman numerals?
Cranial nerves can be labeled using these two methods.
100
What is the olfactory (I) nerve?
This cranial nerve is responsible for our ability to smell.
100
What are the abducens (VI) nerves?
This pair of CN innervate the lateral rectus muscles of the eyes.
100
What is the vestibulocochlear (VIII) nerve?
A patient comes to the clinic complaining of vertigo, dizziness, nausea, and vomiting. What CN is associated with these symptoms?
200
What is motor?
The hypoglossal (CN XII) nerve is dedicated to this type of information.
200
What is the glossopharyngeal nerve?
This is the name for CN IX .
200
What is the spinal (VI) nerve?
In general, this nerve is responsible for head and shoulder movement.
200
What is the hypoglossal (XII) nerve?
This CN innervates the tongue muscles.
200
What is a vagal response?
You are performing otoscopy on a patient (looking inside their ear canal) and the patient suddenly feels light-headed and faints. You likely caused a ______
_______?
300
What is motor?
The Spinal (CN XI) nerve is dedicated to this type of information.
300
What is polysensory?
A word that refers to blending multiple sensory systems together.
300
What is the Vagus (X) nerve?
This nerve can initiate a reduction in heart rate.
300
What is the facial (VII) nerve?
This CN innervates the stapedius muscle.
300
What are the glossopharyngeal (IX) and the vagus (X) nerves?
You think you have strep throat and go to PUSH to receive formal testing. When the doctor swabs your throat, you immediately gag. These two nerves are responsible for eliciting the gag reflex.
400
What are the olfactory (CN I), optic (CN II), and vestibulocochlear (CN VIII) nerves?
These 3 cranial nerves are solely dedicated to sensory information.
400
What is the doctrine of specific nerve energies?
This states that we cannot be directly aware of the world around us, and that we are only aware of the activity in our nerves.
400
What is the trigeminal (V) nerve?
This cranial nerve transmits information about the "feel" of a substance that gives off smell.
400
What are the oculomotor, trochlear, and abducens?
These 3 cranial nerves are responsible for the innervation of the muscles of the eye.
400
What is Bell's palsy?
Your friend comes home from class and you notice one side of his face is slightly drooping, He cannot make symmetrical facial expressions, and he cannot move one side of his face. You suspect that he has this type of disorder.
500
What are the trigeminal (CN V), facial (CN VII), glossopharyngeal (CN IX), and Vagus (CN X) nerves?
List the cranial nerves that are dedicated to both sensory and motor information.
500
What is front, back, and skull?
The Roman numerals roughly correspond to the order of the cranial nerve locations, beginning from the _____ to the _____ of the ____?
500
What are hearing and vestibular?
The vestibulocochlear nerve (CN VIII) serves which two sensory modalities?
500
What is the Trigeminal (V) nerve?
The Ophthalmic nerve, Maxillary nerve, Mandibular nerve are the 3 major branches of this nerve?
500
What is an acoustic neuroma/vestibular schwannoma?
A patient comes to the clinic with complaints of tinnitus in her right ear, balance issues, that she cannot hear phone conversations when she uses her right ear, and slight numbness on the right side of her face. These are all symptoms of this type of growth.




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