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Nerves of the Head, Face, and Neck
Transcript of Nerves of the Head, Face, and Neck
point and lower side of nose
Skin of the low
er eyelid, side
of nose, upper
and skin of
5th Cranial Nerves
largest cranial nerve; cheif sensory nerve of the face and motor nerve of muscles that control chewing.
external ear and skin above temple up to the top of the skull
Axon- sends impulses, messages, away from the cell body to other neurons, glands or muscles.
Throughout the body there are many nerves. Some of the more important nerves are in the head, neck, and face.
As a cosmetologist it is important to be aware of the nerves in the head, neck, and face for our massages, or facials.
Dendrites- a tree-like branching of nerve fibers extending from the nerve cell that receive impulses from other neurons
Sensory Nerves- Carry messages
from sensory organs to the brain
where sensations are experienced
Motor Nerves- carry impulses
from the brain to muscles
Reflex- automatic response
skin of forehead, scalp, eyebrow and upper eyelid
Skin between eyes and upper side of nose
Muscles of upper part of cheek
Seventh Cranial Nerve
Controls all yo
or Auricular Nerve
the ear at the
base of the skull
Controls muscle at the temple, side of the forehead, eyebrow, eyelid and upper cheek
Muscle of the mouth
in the chi
n and the
Side of the neck and platysma muscle
Located in the back of the head
Greater Occipital Nerve
Located in the base of the
Smaller Occipital Nerve
located in the side of the neck
Greater Auricular Nerve
located at the side of the neck
Cervical Cutaneous Nerve