CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF CRANIAL NERVES
*Dr. Shilpa Gupta
There are twelve pairs of cranial nerves in the body having major importance in clinical practice. Among those nerves some are motor and some are sensory and some are both. It is most important and necessary in every neurological patient to examine these affected nerves to find out lesion and helps to diagnose and plan the treatment in various neurological disorders. In the present article, the clinical importance of twelve pairs of cranial nerves, their location, examination, function and applied aspect of each cranial nerve has been explained.
Keywords: Cranial nerves, Motor function, Sensory, Brain, Motor and Sensory pathway.
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