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The Cranial Nerve Exam

The cranial nerve examination is a mix of 

The Patient

I - Smell

II - Vision

II & III - Pupils

III, IV & VI - Eye Movement

V - Facial Sensation & Jaw Muscles

V & VII - Glabellar & Corneal Reflexes

VII - Facial Movement

VIII - Hearing

IX & X - Throat

XI - Neck & Shoulders

XII - Tongue



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