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Hypoglossal Nerve

Cranial Nerves I. Olfactory II. Optic III. Oculomotor IV. Trochlear V. Trigeminal VI. Abducens VII. Facial VIII. Vestibulocochlear IX. Glossopharyngeal X. Vagus XI. Accessory XII. Hypoglossal

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hypoglossal nerve lesion is TONGUE TOWARDS!! - but the upper motor fibers in the corticobulbar tract are different, if these have a lesion, the tongue goes away!

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from Verywell

How Might the Inspire Airway Stimulator Improve Your Sleep Apnea?

Inspire Hypoglossal Nerve and Upper Airway Stimulator for Sleep Apnea

The tongue licks the wound is a reminder that when the hypoglossal nerve (CNXII) is damaged, the tongue deviates to the same side of a lesion to the cranial nerve. (eg, if the tongue deviates to the right, the right side of CNXII is damaged)

Postop hypoglossal nerve palsy: maybe not uncommon http://aa2.me/1t3R8FZ podcast http://aa2.me/1vu4BYm or youtube http://aa2.me/1zlmLNp

50 Nursing Mnemonics and Acronyms: http://www.nursebuff.com/nursing-mnemonics-and-acronyms-respiratory-endocrine-and-nervous-systems/

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from Harvard Health Blog

Follow the poodle? Alternatives to prescription sleep medications

Sleep specialists now agree that behavioral (non-drug) treatments should be the first treatment for most cases of insomnia.