12 Cranial Nerves

A list of the 12 cranial nerves, the type of nerve, what number the nerve is, and the function of the nerve
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Olfactory
Number: 1
Type: Sensory
Function: Sense of Smell
Optic
Number: 2
Type: Sensory
Function: Vision
Oculomotor
Number: 3
Type: Motor
Function: Raise eyelids, move eyes, regulate the size of pupils, focus of lenses.
Trochlear
Number: 4
Type: Motor
Function: Eye movements, proprioception
Trigeminal
Number: 5
Type: Mixed
Function: Sensations of the head and face, chewing movements, and muscle sense.
Abducens
Number: 6
Type: Motor
Function: Produce movements of the eyes
Facial
Number: 7
Type: Mixed
Function: Facial expressions, secretion of saliva, taste.
Vestibulocochlear
Number: 8
Type: Sensory
Function: Balance or equilibrium sense. Hearing.
Glossopharyngeal
Number: 9
Type: Mixed
Function: Taste and other sensations of tongue, swallowing, secretion of saliva, aid in reflex control of blood pressure and respiration.
Vagus
Number: 10
Type: Mixed
Function: Transmit impulses to muscles associated with speech, swallowing, the heart, smooth muscles of visceral organs in the thorax, and abdomen.
Accessory
Number:11
Type: Motor
Function: Turning movements of the head, movements of the shoulder and viscera, voice production.
Hypoglossal
Number:12
Type: Motor
Function: Tongue movements