The facial nerve, or the seventh cranial nerve has both sensory and motor functions. For sensory, it is involved with taste on the anterior 2/3 portion of the tongue. For motor, is controls facial expressions, as well as tear, nasal, and palatine glands.
Parotid gland and facial nerves (coloring book): A - Auriculotemporal nerve (Mandibular division of CN #5), B - Mandibular branch of the facial nerve, C - Temporal branch of the facial nerve, D - Buccal branch of the facial nerve, E - Posterior auricular branch of the facial nerve
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