Wednesday, April 1, 2009


Here is a great site for cranial nerves, compliments of Yale University. It appears to be pretty concise.

I thought this mnemonic was a great way to memorize the cranial nerves. Compliments of Jane Jane from Medical Terminology Avenue.

Oh, Oh, Oh, To Touch And Feel A Great Victory is Such Happiness
Oh = CN I Olfactory
Oh= CN II Optic
Oh = CN III Oculomotor
To= CN IV Trochlear
Touch = CN V Trigeminal
And = CN VI Abducens
Feel = CN VII Facial
A = CN VIII Auditory (vestibulochochlear)
Great = CN IX Glossopharyngeal
Victory = CN X Vagus
Such = CN XI Spinal Accessory
Happiness = CN XII Hypoglossal
This is a great interactive site with great diagrams and explanations of the nerve function coupled with the location.
Wondering how to remember which nerves are sensory, motor or mixed? Here is a great mnemonic that can help:
Some Say Marry Money, But My Brother Says Big Brains Matter More
S = sensory
M = motor
B = both
start with CN I and work your way down...

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