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facial nerve morphogenesis (GO:0021610)
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Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
abducens nerve morphogenesis +   
accessory nerve morphogenesis +  
cranial ganglion morphogenesis +  
cranial nerve formation +   
cranial nerve structural organization +   
facial nerve maturation 
facial nerve morphogenesis +   
The process in which the anatomical structure of the facial nerve is generated and organized. This sensory and motor nerve supplies the muscles of facial expression and the expression and taste at the anterior two-thirds of the tongue. The principal branches are the superficial opthalmic, buccal, palatine and hyomandibular. The main trunk synapses within pterygopalatine ganglion in the parotid gland and this ganglion then gives of nerve branches which supply the lacrimal gland and the mucous secreting glands of the nasal and oral cavities.
glossopharyngeal nerve morphogenesis +   
hypoglossal nerve morphogenesis +   
oculomotor nerve morphogenesis +   
olfactory nerve morphogenesis +   
optic nerve morphogenesis +   
trigeminal nerve morphogenesis +   
trochlear nerve morphogenesis +   
vagus nerve morphogenesis +   
vestibulocochlear nerve morphogenesis +   

Related Synonyms: CN VII morphogenesis
Definition Sources: GO_REF:0000021, GOC:cls, GOC:dgh, GOC:dph, GOC:jid, ISBN:0838580343

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