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Function of the olfactory nerve:

It is the olfactory nerve. It's function is sensory and olfaction, the sense of smell.

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Function of the optic nerve:

It is the optic nerve. It's function is visual sensory.

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Function of the occulomotor nerve:

It is the oculomotor nerve. It's function is motor to direct eye muscle movement, pupil movement, and lifting eyelid.

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Function of the trochlear nerve:

It is the Trochlear nerve. It's function is motor to move the eyeball.

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Function of the trigeminal nerve:

It is the Trigeminal nerve. It's function is mixed. It senses the faces and directs chewing.

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Function of the abducens nerve:

It is the Abducens nerve.It's function is motor to move (abduction) the eyeball.

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Function of the facial nerve:

It is the Facial nerve. It's function is mixed for sensing proprioception and taste and motor facial expressions.

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Function of the vestibulocochlear nerve:

It is the Vestibulocochlear nerve. It's function is sensory of balance and hearing.

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Function of the glossopharyngeal nerve:

It is the Glossopharnygeal nerve. It's function is mixed. It sense the pharynx, tonsils, and taste buds. It motors the pharyngeal muscles and salivary glands.

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Function of the vagus nerve:

It is the Vagus nerve. It's function is mixed. It senses taste, epiglottis, pharynx, visceral organs in thorax and abdomen, and monitors vital activities. It motors swallowing, coughing, and voice production.

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Function of the accessory nerve:

It is the Accessory nerve. It's function is motor of swallowing movements and head/shoulder movements.

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Function of the hypoglossal nerves:

It is the Hypoglossal nerve. It's function is motor movements of the tongue during speech and swallowing.