Specializing in Canine and Feline 
Neurology and Neurosurgery since 1986

cranial nerves

Nerves which are attached to the brain and pass through the openings of the skull--cranial nerve 8 (the vestibulocochlear nerve) does not leave the skull.  There are 12 pairs of cranial nerves, symmetrically arranged so that they are distributed mainly to the structures of the head and neck.

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Related Words

brain ; nerve ; vestibulocochlear nerve