NINE PAIRS OF NERVES
\nˈa͡ɪn pˈe͡əz ɒv nˈɜːvz], \nˈaɪn pˈeəz ɒv nˈɜːvz], \n_ˈaɪ_n p_ˈeə_z ɒ_v n_ˈɜː_v_z]\
Definitions of NINE PAIRS OF NERVES
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[Gr.] Their order being that of their transmission through the foramina at the base of the skull, from the front backwards. (1) Olfactory; (2) Optic; (3) Motores oculorum; (4) Pathetic; (5) Trifacial; (6) Abducentes ; (7) Portio dura, or facial; Portio mollis, or auditory; (8) Glossopharyngeal, Par vagum, called also pneumogastric, + spinal accessory; (9) Hypoglossal.
By Henry Percy Smith
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- An operation remobilize footplate of the stapes to relieve conductive hearing impairment caused by its immobilization through otosclerosis or middle ear disease. (Stedman, 26th ed)