Facial nerve branches (mnemonic)

There are many mnemonics to recall the branches of the facial nerve (superior to inferior) as they exit the anterior border of the parotid gland. Examples include:

  • Tall Zulus Bear Many Children
  • Two Zulus Bit My Cat
  • Two Zebras Bit My Coccyx
  • Ten Zebras Buggered My Car
  • To Zanzibar By Motor Car
  • Two Zombies Buggered My Cat

Mnemonics

  • T: temporal
  • Z: zygomatic
  • B: buccal
  • M: mandibular
  • C: cervical

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rID: 2144
Sections: Mnemonics, Anatomy
Tags: cases, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Two Zulus Bit My Cat
  • Two Zebras Bit My Coccyx
  • To Zanzibar By Motor Car
  • Two Zombies Buggered My Cat
  • TZBMC
  • Tall Zulus Bear Many Children
  • Branches of the facial nerve (mnemonic)

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