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Nerves 

Chapter:
Nomenclature
Author(s):

Harriet S. Meyer

Most nerves have names (eg, ulnar nerve or nervus ulnaris). English names are preferred to Latin. For terminology, consult a medical dictionary, anatomy text, or Terminologia Anatomica.The cranial nerves are as follows:Use roman numerals or English names when designating cranial nerves: Cranial nerves III, IV, and VI are responsible for ocular movement. The oculomotor, trochlear, and abducens nerves are responsible for ocular movement.Use ordinals when the numeric adjectival form is used: The third, fourth, and sixth cranial nerves are responsible for ocular movement.These entities share a common nomenclature, deriving from spinal anatomic regions: cervical (neck), thoracic (trunk), lumbar (lower back),

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