The fifth paired cranial nerve, which is also the largest and most complex cranial nerve, and originates from the trigeminal ganglion. The nerve conveys information to the brain from the cornea, supplies the frontal head area, and provides sensations to the mucous membrane, face, and other structures of the head. It branches into mandibular, maxillary, and ophthalmic nerves.
Also Known As
- The Fifth Nerve