Diagram
Modality: Diagram

- “ Author: Patrick Lynch Original file: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Brain_stem_sagittal_section.svgModifications: red section line remove...”

Used in the following articles:

  • Abducens nerve - “ The abducens nerve is the sixth cranial nerve. It courses from its nucleus located in the dorsal pons to its innervation of the lateral rectus mus...”
  • Facial nerve - “ The facial nerve is one of the key cranial nerves with a complex and broad range of functions. Although at first glance it is the motor nerve of ...”
  • Hypoglossal nerve - “ The hypoglossal nerve is the twelfth and last cranial nerve and supplies the tongue with motor control. It only has one catch: it receives hitch-h...”
  • Oculomotor nerve - “ The oculomotor nerve is the third of the cranial nerves and arises from the midbrain. It is responsible for the movements of four of the six extra...”
  • Trochlear nerve - “ The trochlear nerve is the fourth cranial nerve and is the motor nerve of the superior oblique muscle of the eye.  It can be divided into four ...”
  • Vestibulocochlear nerve - “ The vestibulocochlear nerve is the eighth cranial nerve and has two roles: innervation to the cochlea for hearing innervation to the vestibule f...”
  • Cranial nerves - “ The cranial nerves are the 12 paired sets of nerves that arise from the brain or brainstem and leave the central nervous system through cranial fo...”
  • Glossopharyngeal nerve - “ The glossopharyngeal nerve is the ninth (IX) of the twelve pairs of cranial nerves. It exits the brainstem out from the sides of the upper medulla...”
  • Spinal accessory nerve - “ The spinal accessory nerve, also called accessory nerve, is the eleventh cranial nerve (CN XI) and is composed of two parts, the cranial part and ...”
  • Trigeminal nerve - “ The trigeminal nerve is the fifth cranial nerve and its primary role is relaying sensory information from the face and head, although it does prov...”
  • Vagus nerve - “ The vagus nerve is the tenth cranial nerve and provides the bulk of the parasympathetic input to the gastrointestinal system and to the heart. It ...”
  • Rule of 4 of the brainstem - “ The rule of 4 of the brainstem was devised by Peter Gates, an Australian neurologist, in 2003 in order to simply explain the anatomy of the brains...”

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