The Facial Nerve (CN VII) - Course - Functions - TeachMeAnatomy - Facial nerve on
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The facial nerve is the seventh cranial nerve, or simply CN VII. It emerges from the pons of the brainstem, controls the muscles of facial expression, and functions. The facial nerve, CN VII, is the seventh paired cranial nerve. In this article, we shall look at the anatomical course of the nerve, and the motor, sensory and parasympathetic functions of its terminal branches. Motor: Innervates the muscles of facial expression, the posterior.