The facial nerve, or cranial nerve, is the nerve used in facial expression. Constituting one of the brachial
arch nerves, the so-called facial nerve is formed by what is officially called the facial nerve nucleus, whose function is exclusively motor, and the nervus intermedius, the sensory part of the facial nerve. This is the seventh cranial nerve. It has several features, which include motor control of facial muscles
and the transport of taste
information from the tongue
to the brain.
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