Term: cranial nerve VII branchiomotor neuron
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Name: cranial nerve VII
Synonyms: CN-VII, facial nerve, nervus facialis
Definition: Cranial nerve where motor axons innervate muscles derived from the second branchial arch. The motor neurons are generated in rhombomere 4.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000664]
Name: branchiomotor neuron
Synonyms: branchi motor neuron, special visceral motor neuron
Definition: Cranial motor neuron which innervates muscles derived from the branchial (pharyngeal) arches.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0005731]