Facial nerve

Two facial nerves, one located on each side of the face, branch off and lead to muscles in the forehead, eyelids, ear, nose, mouth, and chin. These nerves control facial muscles and expressions, send taste sensations from the front of the tongue to the brain, and control tear and saliva production.

Last Updated: July 31, 2009

Author: Monica Rhodes

Medical Review: Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Colin Chalk, MD, CM, FRCPC - Neurology

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